[EM] Apportionment method w/ unconditional unbias & pair-monotonicity

MIKE OSSIPOFF nkklrp at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 15 22:16:47 PST 2007


No different from the other rounding methods, such as Webster, Jefferson, 
Hill & Bias-Free, AR differs only in that, instead of having a formula for 
its rounding point, it chooses for each cycle, during the trial of any 
particular quota, a rounding point that will put that cycle's s/q as close 
as possible to 1. In other words, to put the cycle's states' summed seats as 
close as possible to the cycle's states' summed quotas.

Obviously a particular cycle won't necessarily contain the same states when 
different quotas are tried. Disadvantages: More work. The systematic 
procedure used by Webster, Bias-Free, etc. isn't possible in AR. Trial and 
error is needed to find the cycle that gives 435 seats.

Mike Ossipoff

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