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Motivation update

Posting has been pretty sparse since the Election.  It takes quite a lot of work to update the polls, run the simulations, and write up the results.  Given the readership – I’m guessing there’s only a couple of dozen regular readers out there – it hasn’t really been a high priority.

I’ve been on the fence for a while over whether or not I should restart the blog, but I’ve recently started learning Python and I think I need a substantial project to work on.  The plan is to start from scratch and try and create something a bit more impressive than the efforts for the 2008 or 2011 elections.

Obviously there is a bit of time pressure.  I will need to produce something reasonably polished by a couple of months before the election at the latest, but in the mean time this blog will function as a sort of how-to for those interested in how the simulations work or for those who want to cross-check the results.

If there’s any specific features you would like to see then please get in touch.

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