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25 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 11 November 2008 07:01PM

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Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 13 November 2008 12:34:22AM 3 points [-]

Brian, a very simple analysis would say something like, "If you think the middle element is likely to be an unusually bad pivot, exclude it as a possible pivot during random selection. If you have no such belief, why not go ahead and use them? If you do have such a belief, why let random selection occasionally select bad pivots?"