[tor-dev] tor's definition of 'median'
Virgil Griffith
i at virgil.gr
Wed Aug 12 15:19:36 UTC 2015
I looked into this.
Apparently Tor often uses the "low median", in cases where it needs to be a
middle value, but an inbetween value is not allowed. This is chiefly for
voting.
On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 10:49 PM Andreas Krey <a.krey at gmx.de> wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:44:48 +0000, Virgil Griffith wrote:
> > I mean the median.
> >
> > >From Wikipedia...
> >
> > For example, if *a* < *b* < *c*, then the median of the list {*a*, *b*,
> *c*}
> > is *b*, and, if *a* < *b* < *c* < *d*, then the median of the list {*a*,
> *b*
> > , *c*, *d*} is the mean of *b* and *c*; i.e., it is (*b* + *c*) / 2.
>
> In the preceding paragraph wikipedia isn't that strict:
> 'the median is then usually defined to be the mean of the two middle
> values',
> and tor is unusual. :-)
>
> Andreas
>
> --
> "Totally trivial. Famous last words."
> From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@*.org>
> Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 07:29:21 -0800
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