[EM] Part 3, More apportionment

Michael Ossipoff mikeo2106 at msn.com
Fri Jan 19 02:12:56 PST 2007

Concerning Ossipoff's latest "AR" ("adjusted rounding") apportionment 
explained in his post titled
  "Detailed (but obvious) instructions for Adjusted-Rounding"
it sounds interesting.

To take a more abstract view of this:  it seems to me that what you can
accomplish with
the idea of treating each "cycle" on its own, is to avoid having to use ANY

I reply:

Yes, AR & CW don't need any distribution model. They individually zero-out 
(as nearly as possible) each cycle's deviation from s/q=1.

Warren continues:

That's because the probability distribution within one "cycle," is just
the data itself.
We can now round the elements of that cycle, in such a way as to minimize 
favorite bias

I reply:

AR & CW both work, in different ways, to minimize each cycle's deviation 
from s/q=1.

Mike Ossipoff

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