[EM] Ranked Pairs Description
eric at ericgorr.net
Fri Dec 26 06:03:02 PST 2003
At 11:06 AM +0100 12/26/03, Markus Schulze wrote:
> > If two or more pairwise defeats have an equal strength and the
>> margins are also equal, they are considered to be equivalent.
>> Starting with the strongest defeat, consider each defeat in
>> sequence with previously kept defeats, if any. If two or more
>> defeats are equivalent, those defeats are considered together
> > with previously kept defeats, if any. If any defeat under
>> consideration is apart of a cycle, it is rejected. If any defeat
>> under consideration is not apart of a cycle, it is kept.
>I suggest that sentence 4 should be replaced by:
> If q equivalent defeats under consideration are parts of a cycle
> with previously kept defeats, the q! possible ways to consider
> one of these defeats after the other are considered separately.
An interesting suggestion, but I fail to see how this would make
At no point does the algorithm need to perform a q! operation.
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