[EM] FW: ? about SR

Kevin Venzke stepjak at yahoo.fr
Wed Sep 21 13:52:46 PDT 2005


--- Paul Kislanko <kislanko at airmail.net> a écrit :
> When I read Mike Ossipoff's description of Summed-Ranks it looked identical
> to what I've been using to linearize my sport polls. I was told what I was
> doing was Bucklin, so now my question is what exactly is the difference
> between SR and Bucklin? Everybody seems to like SR and everybody seems to
> dismiss Bucklin, but if the program that implements the counting is the same
> for both, they must be equivalent.  

SR and Bucklin aren't the same:

13 A>B>C>D
13 B>C>A>D
13 C>A>B>D
60 D

Bucklin elects D. SR is an ABC tie.

I would say Bucklin is better than SR because it satisfies the majority
criterion for solid coalitions and minimal defense (and thus SDSC).

Kevin Venzke


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