It depends on whether this source is using the strict dictionary definition of "quantitative", or some field-specific usage with a nuanced meaning

**quantitative** (adj): relating to an amount that can be measured

This is a binary, yes/no condition. Something either *is quantitative* or *is not quantitative*, with no need for comparative or superlative.

*However*, it may be that there is a kind of spectrum between quantitative and qualitative algorithms, and it is possible to define an algorithm that leans more towards the quantitative side of things -- ergo, one that is "more quantitative" than other algorithms.

It's the same with "perfect" and "square". Yes, as a mathematical concept, something either *is square* or *is not square* -- but in the real world, where nothing is actually square, it's fine to say some shape is "more square" than others.

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