Q: how to rank a list of elements?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg23105] Q: how to rank a list of elements?*From*: d8442803 at student.nsysu.edu.tw (Wen-Feng Hsiao)*Date*: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 02:30:40 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: NSYSU*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Dear all, I would like to obtain the ranking of a list of elements. So I conduct the following procedure: In[60]:= pseudo = {15, 7, 15, 1} pseudoSort = pseudo // Sort ranks = Position[pseudoSort, #] & /@ pseudo rmDuplicate[ranks] // Flatten Out[60]= {15, 7, 15, 1} Out[61]= {1, 7, 15, 15} Out[62]= {{{3}, {4}}, {{2}}, {{3}, {4}}, {{1}}} Out[63]= {3, 2, 4, 1} However, there are two questions: 1) the ranking is not quite correct, in which the tie situation is not addressed well in my procedure. Is there any system defined function for this purpose? And, 2) the function rmDuplicate is written in procedural way, i.e., using For to remove duplicated elements, could someone help/show me using functional or rule way to design this function? Thanks for your help. Wen-Feng

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