sports: Rank data: sports

Description Format Source See Also Examples


This data set is due to Louis Roussos who asked 130 students at the University of Illinois to rank seven sports according to their preference in participating: A = Baseball, B = Football, C = Basketball, D = Tennis, E = Cycling, F = Swimming, G = Jogging.


A list containing:


a matrix containing 130 ranks of size 7 in ranking representation.

The ranking representation r=(r_1,...,r_m) contains the ranks assigned to the objects, and means that the ith object is in r_ith position.

For example, if the ranking representation of a rank is (4,3,1,2,5), it means that judge ranks the first object in 4th position, second object in 3rd position, ...


a matrix with 123 differents ranks of size 7. In each row the first 7 columns correspond to one observed ranking and the last column contains the observation frequency.


the size of the rankings (m=7).


J.I. Marden. "Analyzing and modeling rank data, volume 64 of Monographs on Statistics and Applied Probability". Chapman & Hall, London, 1995.

See Also

Other datasets: APA, big4, eurovision, quiz, words



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