[EM] Clarifying Bias-Free definition
Michael Ossipoff
mikeo2106 at msn.com
Mon Jan 22 05:18:37 PST 2007
Dear Mike,
Joe--
You wrote:
1. What is the value of your expression when a = 0?
I reply:
It's 1/e. I don't remember the details of the derivation of that right now,
and my e-mails have to be sent quickly, because the modem shuts down. Maybe
between 0 and 1 it was an improper integral evaluating to 1/e.
2. What role do you see the constant 1/e as playing?
I reply:
It's just part of the formula that comes up when you solve for the rounding
point. I can't explain why that is. But, in the 1st cycle, R is 1/e, and
then in later cycles it gets multiplied by
(b^b)/(a^a).
Mike Ossipof
More information about the Election-Methods
mailing list