Re: Election entropy as CGI interface

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Sun May 09 2004 - 16:38:28 CDT

At 7:38 PM -0700 5/7/04, Steve Chessin wrote:
> >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

The alphabet size should default to 8 if people don't have a better one.

Best regards,
Athur

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