Who's Number One?
The Science of Rating and RankingBook - 2012
"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.
Publisher: Princeton [N.J.] : Princeton University Press, 2012
Branch Call Number: 519.5 Langvill 2012
Characteristics: xvi, 247 p. : ill. ; 26 cm