[EM] Calculated failure/success rates using randomized ballots and candidates

Kristofer Munsterhjelm km_elmet at t-online.de
Wed Jan 6 04:23:35 PST 2021

On 05/01/2021 06.12, VoteFair wrote:
> On 1/4/2021 3:03 PM, Jan Kok wrote:
>> Please consider merging your code with Warren D. Smith's election
>> simulator available at https://www.rangevoting.org/IEVS/IEVS.c
> Thanks for the suggestion.  I share your desire for compatible software
> tools for analyzing and implementing better election methods.
> However, I looked at the IEVS.c code and see that it serves a different
> purpose from what my code is intended to accomplish.  And it's
> incompatible with what I think we need.  Specifically:
> IEVS does not include the STAR (Score Then Automatic Runoff) voting
> method, which is surprising since the STAR method is based on Score
> ballots, which is what Warren Smith favors.  I'll let someone else who
> is already familiar with IEVS conventions add that missing method.
> IEVS does not include the Condorcet-Kemeny method, and adding that
> method to the IEVS code would not be simple.

My voting simulator, Quadelect (https://github.com/kristomu/quadelect)
supports Kemeny. It doesn't currently support STAR, but it does support
Smith,Range. It also supports equal-rank ballots.


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