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A rust implementation of the Sainte-Laguë (also known as Webster or Schepers) method. Parliament seat allocation algorithm used in multiple countries such as Germany, Latvia, New Zealand etc…

Attention: Since some countries (like Latvia or Norway) use a modification of the algorithm instead of this vanilla version, you should check your country’s electoral legislature. Furthermore, I don’t take any responsibility for the accuracy of the calculated numbers, even though I’m pretty confident with my implementation.


Possible error cases of distribute.


Calculate the Sainte-Laguë distribution for the given votes and a parliament of size seat_count. Note that while votes are usually restricted to integers in normal elections, this function expects floating point numbers, allowing additional use cases.