[EM] "MinMax" can mean almost anything

Kevin Venzke stepjak at yahoo.fr
Wed Dec 31 13:10:10 PST 2003


 --- MIKE OSSIPOFF <nkklrp at hotmail.com> a écrit : > 
> Kevin said:
> My remarks were about MinMax (Pairwise Opposition), which elects the
> candidate who minimizes the maximum votes against him in any pairwise
> contest (be it victory or defeat).
> I repy:
> I thought you were referring to PC, because some people on this list call PC 
> "MinMax".
> You see, this is why I've tried to discourage "MinMax" as a name for PC: 
> "MinMax" is used with too many different meanings for it to be of any use as 
> the name of a count method.

I have in the past used "MMPO" for "MinMax (Pairwise Opposition)."  If it
hasn't caught on, it's probably because I'm the only one who ever advocated it 
(with approval ballots).

I think "MinMax" is a good name for "PC" because it's descriptive.  Perhaps
it could be made more descriptive, though.

Kevin Venzke
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