A conceptual primer on the single transferable vote – 4: Exclusive Gregory method
In part 3, we discussed a refinement to random transfer STV, noting that even in refined form it is still subject to random effects. In this part, we introduce a method which eliminates randomness from STV completely.
For the sake of illustration, let's again… »
A conceptual primer on the single transferable vote – 3: Refining random transfer STV
In part 2, we described the original 1873 implementation of STV by Thomas Hare, noting that the method then proposed was highly influenced by the effect of random chance. In this part, we will introduce some strategies to reduce this effect somewhat.
For the… »
A conceptual primer on the single transferable vote – 2: Andrae's and Hare's methods
At the end of part 1, we provided an outline of STV:
a voting system which mimics the effect of repeated SNTV, where each voter has only 1 vote at a time, but where the voting system automatically redirects wasted votes from candidates elected
A conceptual primer on the single transferable vote – 1: Building a fair voting system
The single transferable vote (STV) is a family of multiple-winner voting systems which provide proportional representation by allowing voters to rank candidates in order of preference.
This series provides a primer on the principles of STV, from its conceptual foundations through to contemporary developments in… »
Generalised linear models for medical biostatistics
Recently, I've been doing some statistical analysis using log-binomial generalised linear models (GLMs). Resources on the topic seem to fall largely into 2 categories:
Assume you want to know none of the background: ‘Use a log-binomial GLM if you want a risk ratio.’1
Porting NU-Prolog (c. 1995) from BSD Unix to modern Linux
NU-Prolog is a Prolog variant designed by the members of the Machine Intelligence Project at the University of Melbourne, released circa 1986, with a version 1.6.9 released circa 1995.
Recently, I sought to port some software written in NU-Prolog (written by one of its creators, … »