On 5/3/07, Ken Bloom <kbloom / gmail.com> wrote:
> Apparently some people around here can't stand Ruby Quiz withdrawal. For
> those people, here's a quiz question I just came up with.
>
> I have a list of some items, and I would like to manually rank which ones
> are most important to me. But it's not easy to rank them when I'm looking
> at them all at once, so I'd like to consider them in pairs and choose
> from each pair which one is most important to me. Then I'd like to use my
> answers to those questions to create a ranked list. Anyone think they can
> come up with a good program to quiz me about these items pairwise, and
> output a ranking?
>
> Extra credit: come up with a solution that lets me take the quiz multiple
> times, and outputs a single ranked list reflecting all of my sessions
> taking the quiz.
>
> I have my solution to the basic question, but I want to see what other
> people come up with.
>
> --Ken
>
> --
> Ken Bloom. PhD candidate. Linguistic Cognition Laboratory.
> Department of Computer Science. Illinois Institute of Technology.
> http://www.iit.edu/~kbloom1/
>
>

I wrote a webapp that did something like that using a perverted
Condorcet method described here: http://xkcd.com/date/algorithms.html.
 I don't have the code anymore, but that's a concise way fo doing it.

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