Does my bot always need to (re)install the dependencies every time before it starts a game?


#1

According to https://halite.io/learn-programming-challenge/developing-a-bot

Install Time: Prior to game start, you have 10 minutes to install any dependencies

My question is, does it mean my bot always need to (re)install the dependencies every time before it starts a game? Or the other way to ask this is, is the installation persistent from game to game? Or the bot configuration/setting gets ‘erased’ after every game ends, and it has to restart again from the beginning?


#2

When you upload your bot, you may provide an install script. That script has up to 10 minutes to install dependencies, then your bot is compiled as normal. The end result is saved as your ‘bot’. Your bot does not get to install dependencies before each game.