Droop & Python 3

On 14 May 2020, in Uncategorized, by jlundell

The STV election-counting software droop (see under PR Resources) was originally written in Python 2, which has over the years become obsolescent. I’ve moved it to Python 3 (3.6 or better, to be exact). It took about a day, mostly mechanical (helped a lot by 2to3). If you’re moving to Python 3 yourself, do look […]

Voting Referendum

On 6 November 2019, in Uncategorized, by jlundell

Munroe’s cartoons always make a certain nerdy sense, and this one is for voting nerds. Title text: “The weirdest quirk of the Borda count is that Jean-Charles de Borda automatically gets one point; luckily this has no consequences except in cases of extremely low turnout.”