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An implementation of various election methods, most notably the Schulze Method and Schulze STV.

Project description

python-vote-core implements various electoral methods, providing the results calculated off a provided set of ballots and options.

Methods implemented

  • Single Winner Methods

    • Plurality (aka first-past-the-post or fptp)

    • Instant-Runoff Voting (aka IRV)

    • Schulze Method (aka Beatpath)

  • Multiple Winner Methods

    • Plurality at large (aka block voting)

    • Single Transferable Vote (aka STV)

    • Schulze STV

  • Ordering Methods

    • Schulze Proportional Representation

    • Schulze Nonproportional Representation

Basic Usage

Schulze method example:

print SchulzeMethod([
  { "count":3, "ballot":[["A"], ["C"], ["D"], ["B"]] },
  { "count":9, "ballot":[["B"], ["A"], ["C"], ["D"]] },
  { "count":8, "ballot":[["C"], ["D"], ["A"], ["B"]] },
  { "count":5, "ballot":[["D"], ["A"], ["B"], ["C"]] },
  { "count":5, "ballot":[["D"], ["B"], ["C"], ["A"]] }
], ballot_notation = "grouping").as_dict()

20110509.1 —

  • Fixing PyPi release

20110509.0 —

  • Initial PyPi release


Copyright (C) 2009, Brad Beattie

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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