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Just a note

We have only shown results using mean rank and sequential rank, but there are several forms of ranking. For example, ties can replaced by their maximum or minimum.

Minimum rank is often used in competitions where contestants who tie for first place are all allocated the rank of one.

The following code produces much the same sort of result using R.

 

  • Strictly-speaking, you do not need to specify ties.method='average', because it is the rank function's default - we have merely done so for sake of clarity.