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The election recently ended, and there is lovely file of the results, but it looks like this when displayed in the browser.

4 3
1 1 2 3 0
1 1 2 3 0
1 1 2 3 0
1 1 4 3 0
1 1 3 2 0
1 1 2 3 0
1 1 3 2 0
1 4 2 1 0
1 1 3 2 0
1 2 3 1 0
1 3 2 4 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 1 2 3 0
1 1 2 4 0
1 1 3 2 0
1 2 3 4 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 1 2 4 0
1 1 2 3 0
1 1 2 3 0
1 1 2 4 0
1 3 4 2 0
1 1 2 3 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 1 2 3 0
1 2 1 4 0
1 1 2 0 0
1 1 2 4 0
1 2 1 4 0
1 1 2 4 0
1 2 0 0 0
1 3 1 2 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 1 3 4 0
1 1 3 2 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 1 3 4 0
1 1 2 3 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 2 4 1 0
1 2 1 4 0
1 1 2 3 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 1 2 3 0
1 2 3 0 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 2 1 0 0
1 1 2 3 0
1 1 3 4 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 3 1 2 0
1 2 3 4 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 2 1 4 0
1 2 3 4 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 1 2 0 0
1 1 4 2 0
1 2 3 1 0
1 1 2 3 0
1 1 2 4 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 2 3 1 0
1 1 3 2 0
1 1 3 2 0
1 1 3 2 0
1 1 2 3 0
1 1 2 3 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 2 4 3 0
1 3 1 2 0
1 2 1 4 0
1 2 0 0 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 2 3 1 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 4 2 3 0
1 2 3 1 0
1 1 2 3 0
1 1 3 2 0
1 2 4 1 0
1 3 4 2 0
1 3 1 2 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 1 3 2 0
1 2 1 0 0
1 1 0 0 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 3 1 4 0
1 2 3 1 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 3 2 4 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 2 3 4 0
1 2 0 0 0
1 2 4 1 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 3 2 1 0
1 4 0 0 0
1 2 3 1 0
1 4 2 1 0
1 1 2 3 0
1 1 2 4 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 4 3 1 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 3 1 2 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 2 1 4 0
1 4 3 0 0    
1 2 1 4 0
1 1 2 4 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 2 3 1 0
1 2 0 0 0
1 2 3 1 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 2 3 1 0
1 3 1 4 0
1 2 1 3 0
1 3 4 1 0
1 3 1 2 0
1 4 3 2 0
1 4 0 0 0
1 2 4 1 0
1 2 1 3 0
0
"iKlsR"
"gandalf3"
"David"
"NoviceInDisguise"
"Blender Stack Exchange Moderator Election 2015"

That is obviously not the most useful information, unless you know what it means, unfortunately I do not, so my question is, How can these results be read in a remotely useful form?

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I guess the votes were still being tallied, the results can now be viewed here.

For more detail about the exact algorithm used, see wikipedia. For an explanation of the file format used to store the votes, see this answer.

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  • $\begingroup$ your first sentence answers my original question (pre-edit) $\endgroup$ – X-27 the fluffy unicorn Jun 16 '15 at 22:13

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