[EM] Ossipoff's "weighted webster" appears to be the same as my method...
Warren Smith
wds at math.temple.edu
Tue Jan 30 11:23:03 PST 2007
Far as I can see, the simple method that starts out
http://rangevoting.org/NewAppo.html
is identical with the method for apportionment that Ossipoff now proposes
("What I mean by Weighed Webster")
glad to see Ossipoff has now come around to my point of view :)
Note, the paramters Ossipoff is calling A and B can be deduced from
the number of states and total country population, in which case
his formula should simplify to become my formula.
Warren D Smith
http://rangevoting.org
Some details:
>Ossipoff: R = (-1/A)*ln[(-1/A)*{exp(-A*b)-exp(-A*a)}]
R is the rounding point between consecutive integers a & b.
I hope that that expression can be simplified.
--response, use b=a+1, then {exp(-A*b)-exp(-A*a)}
becomes exp(-A*a) * {exp(-A) - 1}
now note R-a is going to come out depending only on A, B and not
on a,b just as in http://rangevoting.org/NewAppo.html
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