Re: Election entropy as CGI interface

From: Steve Chessin <steve_dot_chessin_at_sun_dot_com>
Date: Fri May 07 2004 - 21:38:56 CDT

>Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 21:02:57 -0400
>From: David Mertz <voting-project@gnosis.cx>
>Subject: [voting-project] Election entropy as CGI interface
>
>Per Steve Chesin's request, you can use:
>
> http://gnosis.cx/cgi-bin/entropy.cgi
>
>To calculate the information needs of a hypothetical or historical
>election.

Thanks! I did find the "instructions" a bit terse.

Is "multi 1 10" the same as "single 10"?

I also don't understand what "alphabet size" means. It seems to only
affect the self-delimited result. (I gave it this example:

# Election summary for OVC demo (write-ins count as candidate)
ranked 8 8 # Prez, 7 candidates plus write-in
ranked 8 8 # Senator
ranked 3 3 # Representative
ranked 3 3 # Treasurer
ranked 4 4 # AG
ranked 3 3 # Edu Commis
ranked 4 4 # State Senate
ranked 3 3 # Assembly
ranked 2 2 # Transportation initiative
ranked 2 2 # health care
ranked 2 2 # term limit
multi 3 10 # Cat Catcher
ranked 8 8 # County Commissioner

Alphabet sizes of 1 and 3 worked, but 2 gave me a divide-by-zero error.)

--Steve
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