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Re: Another draft of A.6

On Thu, Nov 14, 2002 at 07:15:47PM -0500, Raul Miller wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 14, 2002 at 06:12:21PM -0500, Raul Miller wrote:
> >        ii. Unless this would eliminate all options in the Schultz set,
> >            the weakest defeats are eliminated.
> > 
> >            Definition: The strength of a defeat is represented by two
> >            numbers: the number of votes in favor of the defeat, and
> >            the number of votes against the defeat.  A defeat with
> >            the fewest options in favor of that defeat is a weak option.
> >            Of the weak options, an defeat with the most votes opposed
> >            to that defeat is the weakest defeat.  More than one defeat
> >            can be the weakest.
> > 
> >            Definition: A defeat is eliminated by treating the count of
> >            votes both for and against that defeat as zero in the context
> >            of that defeat.
> I suspect the definition of weakest defeats should explicitly include
> pairwise ties (if they're weak).

I am sorry if this tries your patience, but I do not understand this
statement.  Can you give an example with numbers?  Specifically, I don't
understand what would distinguish a "weak" pairwise tie from a non-weak

G. Branden Robinson                |
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