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From Mano <>
Subject ranking a big list
Date Sat, 06 Feb 2010 13:00:35 GMT

I have a large list of assessment scores (of about 500k students). The
scores can range between 0 and 200. How do I find the rank of a particular
score? For smaller lists, I can just sort the array of scores and for each
student's score I can get the index of their score in the sorted list. But
how do I achieve it using mapreduce?


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