I looked at the "Description of the universal chess interface (UCI)" dated April 2006, and did not find a command or option that seemed to address how a GUI might enable MultiPV (I assume that PV stands for Position Value). How does a GUI display MultiPV?

Background: I hope there is a simple UCI command that enables MultiPV, so that I can issue the command on my BabasChess GUI.

  • PV stands for principal variations.
    – Wais Kamal
    Dec 11, 2018 at 15:37

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"MultiPV" is the UCI option you are looking for.

setoption name MultiPV value 10

  • It appears that this this setoption command must be sent before the UCI initialization command.
    – clueless
    Dec 11, 2018 at 17:42

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