Re: Testing SD2? - Absolutely!
Mark parashakti108 at yahoo.com
Mon, 11 Apr 2005 23:41:45 -0000
--"denis bider" wrote:
> >M: ... so I do think that bias would be self- correcting, and this
>D: We have a local Mensa election coming up shortly. It's a regular
election using the standard majority vote, but I am considering
orchestrating parallel unofficial elections, using PageRank and
Condorcet, respectively, as the methods; to see how different the
results with those methods would be.
-M: ROCK ON!
>D: Let me know if you have any ideas about how this should be
approached, or whether you think it is actually a good idea.
-M: ANY kind of testing is a good idea. Even if the methods are
sloppy, there still is learning taking place.
-M: I predict that the results won't diverge much in a group below
thirty(I am assuming that your group is small), especially among
-M: Are you going to use the Condorcet poll sheets as a data input to
the PageRank ranking? That is how I would do it. Condorcet would see
the assymetry of the data points as being ranked in order, but is
only a first-order algorithm. PageRank would initally see the data
points as being equal, but would see how the poll sheets(each being a
node representing a person) relate to each other. This sounds like
FUN! They are two entirely different algorithms so they lend
themselves well to comparison.
-M: Thanks Denis.
-Mark, Seattle WA USA