I'd like to rank the vector, `x`

in descending order *and* find the presence of ties.

```
x <- c(0, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 2, 0)
```

When I `rank()`

these I get:

```
> rank(desc(x))
[1] 6.0 6.0 2.5 6.0 2.5 6.0 1.0 6.0
```

- The value of 2 gets a 1.0 rank. That makes sense to me.
- The two values of 1 get a 2.5 rank. That makes sense, too, as the fractional part of the return value signals a tie.
- The five values of 0 get a 6.0 rank. This confuses me. Both because
`rank()`

's default`ties.method`

is "average" and 6 isn't that,**but mostly I'm confused that I get no indication of a tie**, despite the five zeros in the vector.

Perhaps I'm going about this all wrong. My ideal output is achieved by `rank(x, ties.method = "min")`

but I also need to know whether ties exist.

Thanks in advance for any guidance.