IRV mailing party adventures

Martin Harper mcnh2 at
Fri Apr 6 08:28:52 PDT 2001

Bart Ingles wrote:

> That's pretty close to Merrill's published results.  Why not try running
> the same trial, but with the distribution of candidates having a
> standard deviation of about 1/2 that of the voters' S.D.
> -Bart

Haven't seen those... got a URL or the name of the paper?

st. dev of 1 gave <1%
st. dev. of 0.5 gave 3%
st. dev. of 0.25 gave 6%
st. dev of 0.1 gave 43%

For what it's worth... :-)

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