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    How exactly do you utilize that?

    21, Nice Calm Burkean Post-Modern Gay Democrat; NM-2 (Childhood), TX-23 (School), TX-10 (Home); SSP: wmayes

    by wwmiv on Wed Nov 09, 2011 at 01:26:40 PM PST

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    •  By using perl (0+ / 0-)

      in Linux or Mac OS its easy.  Save the file and then run

      perl ApportionScript.txt

      For Windows you will need to download perl first:

      Lines of the file you may need to change:

      for($iPotentialSeat=2; $iPotentialSeat <= 60; $iPotentialSeat++) {

      Replace 60 with a larger maximum, if you have more potential seats for any given state.  Choosing too large a number will cause the program to take a long time.

      while( $iSeat <= 445 ) {
        $Priority = @ListOfPriority[$iSeat-51];
        if( $iSeat=436 ) {
         print "nJust for grins show where additional seats would have gone.nn"
        $SeatNumber = ++$StatesSeatNumber{$State};
        print "$iSeat: $State Seat $SeatNumber, PV=" . int($Priority) . "n";
        if( $iSeat > 435 ) { $StatesSeatNumber{$State}-- }; # fix up!

      Replace 445, 435 and 51 with the appropriate numbers if you want a different number of seats or a different number of states.

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