Who's #1?

Who's #1?

The Science of Rating and Ranking

eBook - 2012
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"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"--
Publisher: Princeton [N.J.] : Princeton University Press, Ă2012
ISBN: 9781283411769
1283411768
9781400841677
1400841674
9786613411761
6613411760
0691154228
9780691154220
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 247 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Meyer, C. D. (Carl Dean), - Author
Alternative Title: Who's number one

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