Who's #1?: The Science of Rating and Ranking

Who's #1?: The Science of Rating and Ranking

Amy N. Langville, Carl D. Meyer


A website's rating on Google can spell the adaptation among luck and failure for a brand new company. NCAA soccer scores ascertain which faculties get to play for the massive funds in postseason bowl video games. Product scores impact every little thing from the garments we put on to the films we pick out on Netflix. rankings and scores are in every single place, yet how precisely do they paintings? Who's #1? deals an attractive and obtainable account of ways medical ranking and score tools are created and utilized to a number of uses.

Amy Langville and Carl Meyer give you the first finished evaluate of the mathematical algorithms and strategies used to cost and rank activities groups, political applicants, items, websites, and extra. In a chain of attention-grabbing asides, Langville and Meyer supply interesting insights into the creative contributions of the various field's pioneers. They survey and examine the various tools hired this day, exhibiting why their strengths and weaknesses rely on the underlying objective, and explaining why and whilst a given process could be thought of. Langville and Meyer additionally describe what can and cannot be anticipated from the main time-honored systems.

The technological know-how of ranking and score touches nearly each aspect of our lives, and now you don't want to be knowledgeable to appreciate the way it relatively works. Who's #1? is the definitive advent to the topic. It good points easy-to-understand examples and engaging minutiae and historic evidence, and masses of the mandatory arithmetic is included.

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