# votesys-package: Voting Systems, Instant-Runoff Voting, Borda Method, Various... In votesys: Voting Systems, Instant-Runoff Voting, Borda Method, Various Condorcet Methods

## Description

This package provides different methods for counting ballots, which can be used in election, decision making and evaluation. The basic idea is: different forms of ballots can all be transformed into a score matrix; then the score matrix can be put into different counting methods. The functions in this package provide more flexibility to deal with duplicated values (ties) and missing values. And the comparison of results of different methods is also made easy.

Jiang Wu

## Examples

 ``` 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25``` ```# Suppose we have the following ballot data raw <- list2ballot( x = list( c('m', 'n', 'c', 'k'), c('n', 'c', 'k', 'm'), c('c', 'k', 'n', 'm'), c('k', 'c', 'n', 'm'), c(NA, NA, NA, NA) ) , n = c(42, 26, 15, 17, 3) ) # Step 1: check validity of ballots. Delete # some of them, if needed. check_validity <- check_dup_wrong(raw, xtype = 3, candidate = c("m", "n", "k", "c") ) raw <- raw[- check_validity\$row_all_na] # Step 2: create a vote object vote <- create_vote(raw, xtype = 3, candidate = c("m", "n", "k", "c")) # Step 3: use one or more methods y <- plurality_method(vote) # winner is m y <- irv_method(vote) # winner is k y <- cdc_simple(vote) # winner is n y <- cdc_rankedpairs(vote) # winner is n ```

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