Saturday 1:55 p.m.–2:25 p.m. in Grand Ballroom B

Fighting Gerrymandering with PyMC3

Colin Carroll, Karin C. Knudson


At the end of 2017, there were seven states with ongoing redistricting litigation. We will discuss a statistical model that the United States Supreme Court declared to be appropriate in cases of racial gerrymandering, and show how it can be implemented and used with the library `PyMC3`. We will also discuss what the model tells us about racial gerrymandering in North Carolina.