[EM] Re: Scott--BeatpathWinner & CSSD

MIKE OSSIPOFF nkklrp at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 3 15:36:04 PDT 2005


I'd said:

>But they always give the same results as eachother, so they're said to be 

You ask:

If they're exactly equivalent, why even care about the less simple

I reply:

For a very good reason: The CSSD definiton, CSSD's verbal definition, the 
one that I posted yesterday, has much more natural and obvious motivation 
and justification than BeatpathWinner's definition.

...even though BeatpathWinner has a much simpler and briefer computer 
program than CSSD or SSD or Ranked-Pairs does.

As I said, my experience is that SSD's definition is natural and compelling 
for people. That's probably because the Schwartz set is more natural and 
compelling than cycles or beatpaths.

After I posted yesterday, it occurred to me that I didn't speak clearly 
about BeatpathWinner vs CSSD, and, even before I noticed your posting, I was 
going to post again today to clarify that.

Mike Ossipoff

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