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017
018package org.apache.commons.math3.stat.ranking;
019
020/**
021 * Strategies for handling tied values in rank transformations.
022 * <ul>
023 * <li>SEQUENTIAL - Ties are assigned ranks in order of occurrence in the original array,
024 * for example (1,3,4,3) is ranked as (1,2,4,3)</li>
025 * <li>MINIMUM - Tied values are assigned the minimum applicable rank, or the rank
026 * of the first occurrence. For example, (1,3,4,3) is ranked as (1,2,4,2)</li>
027 * <li>MAXIMUM - Tied values are assigned the maximum applicable rank, or the rank
028 * of the last occurrence. For example, (1,3,4,3) is ranked as (1,3,4,3)</li>
029 * <li>AVERAGE - Tied values are assigned the average of the applicable ranks.
030 * For example, (1,3,4,3) is ranked as (1,2.5,4,2.5)</li>
031 * <li>RANDOM - Tied values are assigned a random integer rank from among the
032 * applicable values. The assigned rank will always be an integer, (inclusively)
033 * between the values returned by the MINIMUM and MAXIMUM strategies.</li>
034 * </ul>
035 *
036 * @since 2.0
037 * @version $Id: TiesStrategy.java 1416643 2012-12-03 19:37:14Z tn $
038 */
039public enum TiesStrategy {
040
041    /** Ties assigned sequential ranks in order of occurrence */
042    SEQUENTIAL,
043
044    /** Ties get the minimum applicable rank */
045    MINIMUM,
046
047    /** Ties get the maximum applicable rank */
048    MAXIMUM,
049
050    /** Ties get the average of applicable ranks */
051    AVERAGE,
052
053    /** Ties get a random integral value from among applicable ranks */
054    RANDOM
055}