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Author Langville, Amy N., author.

Title Who's #1? : the science of rating and ranking / Amy N. Langville and Carl D. Meyer.

Imprint Princeton [N.J.] : Princeton University Press, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 247 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction to ranking -- Massey's method -- Colley's method -- Keener's method -- Elo's system -- The Markov method -- The offense-defense rating method -- Ranking by reordering methods -- Point spreads -- User preference ratings -- Handling ties -- Incorporating weights -- "What if -- " scenarios and sensitivity -- Rank aggregation : part 1 -- Rank aggregation : part 2 -- Methods of comparison -- Data -- Epilogue.
Summary "Who's #1? offers an engaging and accessible account of how scientific rating and ranking methods are created and applied to a variety of uses. Amy Langville and Carl Meyer provide the first comprehensive overview of the mathematical algorithms and methods used to rate and rank sports teams, political candidates, products, Web pages, and more. In a series of interesting asides, Langville and Meyer provide fascinating insights into the ingenious contributions of many of the field's pioneers. They survey and compare the different methods employed today, showing why their strengths and weaknesses depend on the underlying goal, and explaining why and when a given method should be considered. Also describe what can and can't be expected from the most widely used systems"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
Subject Ranking and selection (Statistics)
MATHEMATICS -- Probability & Statistics -- General.
MATHEMATICS -- Counting & Numeration.
Ranking and selection (Statistics) (OCoLC)fst01089915
Ranking and selection (Statistics)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Meyer, C. D. (Carl Dean), author.
Added Title Who's number one
Other Form: Print version: Langville, Amy N. Who's #1? Princeton [N.J.] : Princeton University Press, 2012 9780691154220 (DLC) 2011036016 (OCoLC)823013952
ISBN 9786613411761 (electronic bk.)
6613411760 (electronic bk.)
9781400841677 (electronic bk.)
1400841674 (electronic bk.)
9780691154220 (alk. paper)
0691154228 (alk. paper)
Standard No. 9786613411761
AU@ 000050347960
AU@ 000050859242
AU@ 000051620911
AU@ 000052892881
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CHNEW 000614937
DEBBG BV040903384
DEBBG BV042693310
DEBBG BV043164220
DEBSZ 372744850
DEBSZ 378280988
DEBSZ 379325802
DEBSZ 381394468
DEBSZ 424584212
DEBSZ 447044540
NZ1 14534085
GBVCP 1003688306

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