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Guido Tiemann <tiemann@uni-greifswald.de> |

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Re: st: RE: Programming Problem |

Date |
Fri, 19 Jul 2002 17:49:33 +0200 |

At 11:17 19.07.2002 -0400, you wrote:

I'm not entirely clear on the algorithm here. Is it: 1. Assign a seat to current highest vote getter. 2. Divide that party's votes by (1+number of seats they've been awarded so far). 3. Return to step 1, until all seats are assigned.

Yep, you are quite right, Nick. Sorry, if I did not clarify this point. There is only one qualification, I would like to add to my former posting: The sequence of divisors might also be a different one, for instance, 1 - 3 - 5 (or even 1.4 - 3 - 5) for the method of (modified) Sainte Lague. In addition, I would like to preserve the initial votes that will be needed for further calculations, and the data set is rather huge (about 200 meg). As a consequence, my "brutal" slope + dummy approach took really long ...

Guido Tiemann

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**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: RE: Programming Problem***From:*Antoine Terracol <Antoine.Terracol@univ-paris1.fr>

**References**:**st: RE: Programming Problem***From:*"Nick Winter" <nwinter@policystudies.com>

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