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Re: RFD: Reviving Constitutional amendment: Smith/Condorcet vote tallying

On Tue, Oct 22, 2002 at 10:25:24AM -0400, Raul Miller wrote:
> In any event, as I stated before, I had dropped the use of "preferred"
> in favor of "beat path" because "beat path" is used in the technical
> literature on voting systems and seems to have a precise definition
> which agrees with the definition I'm using.

Yup, I just found it incredibly confusing trying to remember if a beat
path from A to B meant A beats C, beats D, beats B, or the other way

> > It might be better to recast the calculation of the "Schwartz set"
> > in terms of "defeats" rather than "beats".
> The definition of schwartz set I used requires transitive closure, and is
> thus tied to the term "beat path".  Other than that, I suspect you
> could be right.

Well, "defeat path" then :)

So what's the draft look like now? How many years did it take for us to
manage to agree on this? :)


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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