On Fri, 28 Sep 2007, Dale Sheldon wrote:
Oh, no; listing them in ranked order (even allowing ties) is much, much easier. But from a conceptual standpoint, the two are equivalent.
Actually, the square (half-square) table is more powerful. It lets you express subtleties of preference that the ranked order (with ties) does not.
But it's much too confusing to be worthwhile. --Z -- "And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these were the borogoves..." * If the Bush administration hasn't thrown you in military prison without trial, it's for one reason: they don't feel like it. Not because you're patriotic.