Scid outputs this analysis of a PGN file using the Stockfish engine:

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What does the D mean? And where (e.g. a web page) is this actually explained?

  • Are you using SCID?
    – Tony Ennis
    Commented Oct 3, 2016 at 22:56
  • This has nothing to do with Stockfish. It's the GUI that did that.
    – SmallChess
    Commented Oct 3, 2016 at 23:49
  • question updated
    – Snowcrash
    Commented Oct 4, 2016 at 0:12
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    I think it means diagram?
    – SmallChess
    Commented Oct 4, 2016 at 1:45
  • I've added an answer to your question. In addition maybe it's useful for you to know about another special comment: those with the format ****D{d} {n}->{m}. These are tactical problems detected by Scid, where {d} is the dificulty of the problem, and {n} and {m} the evaluation of the position before and after the last move. When such a problem is found the game is tagged as "Tactical" (T) and a database with tactical games can be used with Scid's tactical training feature.
    – sharcashmo
    Commented Oct 4, 2016 at 11:02

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This is a special mark meaning diagram. When you export the game into a PDF/LaTeX file positions after moves marked with D are rendered in the document.

The only documentation I've found is https://sourceforge.net/p/scid/wiki/HowToExportGames/. Scid vs PC documentation maybe is clearer http://scidvspc.sourceforge.net/doc/Export.htm. But documentation is actually poor, I discovered this feature just testing the Export to LaTeX feature.

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