Voting Project Needs Python People

Paul Rubin http
Fri Jul 25 03:43:01 CEST 2003


"Alan Dechert" <adechert at earthlink.net> writes:
> BTW, do you know about cumulative binomial distribution?  I think we need to
> include a tool like this to give us some "C.L" (confidence level) short of
> verifying that every single paper ballot matches its electronic counterpart.

I'm skeptical of that approach.  It assumes independent events.  You
should probably talk to a real statistician.  This is the kind of
stuff they do all the time.




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