[EM] request for reading matter

Adam Tarr atarr at purdue.edu
Tue Jul 1 08:23:02 PDT 2003


You're right of course - all I meant by that was that a calculator that 
uses winning votes can be made to produce the margins result.  All you have 
to do is replace all truncation with an even split of votes.  For example, 
if A beats B pairwise, 40-30, with 30 voters not voting, then replacing 
that with A beating B 55-45 will give the equivalent margins result.

Of course, I prefer winning votes, so I wouldn't do that.  But the option 
is there.


Eric Gorr wrote:

>At 1:13 AM -0500 7/1/03, Adam Tarr wrote:
>>Eric Gorr's voting calculator: 
>>http://www.ericgorr.net/condorcet/index.php is very good, and can be used 
>>to do either Ranked Pairs or Beatpath; winning votes or margins.
>Thanks... :-)
>Slight correction...I do winning votes, not margins. Ok, well, I do use 
>margins, but only in the case where I have two pairwise victories of equal 
>strength, from the point of view of winning votes. In that case, it is 
>reasonable to use the margin of the victory to determine how to rank them.
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