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Thread: Program Optimization

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    Default Re: Program Optimization

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    Then is this correct:
    7 beats 1 other cand.
    6 beats 2 other cand.
    5 beats 3 other cand.
    4 beats 4 other cand.
    3 beats 5 other cand.
    2 beats 6 other cand.
    1 beats 7 other candidates
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    Default Re: Program Optimization

    No i must have misunderstood you

    1 would beat all of them
    followed by 2

    the position from the left determines their place
    the first from the left is the first place winner for each voter

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    So the count of the number of candidates that are beaten is not important?
    The fact that candidate 1 has beaten 7 other candidates is not useful.
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    Default Re: Program Optimization

    I cant think of a reason to use it.

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    Is it important which candidate is beaten?

    I don't understand the rules.
    You said:
    1 is the winner because he beats 0 twice and 2 twice.

    Is it important who is beaten?
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    Default Re: Program Optimization

    so your votes in your file:
    0 1 2
    1 0 2
    2 1 0
    would fill a table like the following:

    Voters In Order | 1stVote | 2ndVote | 3rdVote
    First Voter's Card | cand.0 | cand.1 | cand.2
    2nd Voter's Card | cand.1 | cand.0 | cand.2
    3rd Voter's Card | cand.2 | cand.1 | cand.0

    ?

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    Default Re: Program Optimization

    It looks like you're suppose to implement something similar to Instant runoff voting. However, I can't tell how you're handling tie-breakers.

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