Benford's Law is related to statistics and may also be called "The first Digit Law" . It states that the first digits of a natural set of numbers follow a certain trend, example; The "% frequency" of number "1" as the first digit or leding digit is "%30.10" ; number "2" is "%17,61"....etc.
Benford's Law and Zipf's Law.
With the view to the eerie but uniform distribution of digits of randomly selected numbers, it comes as a great surprise that, if the numbers under investigation are not entirely random but somehow socially or naturally related, the distribution of the first digit is not uniform.
Software which produces and analyses Benford Sets. Hexagonal and Octagonal numbers are also included in the data sets.
Fun and Fraud Detection with Benford's Law
Explains the law, includes a video demonstration and some reader responses.
Wikipedia: Benford's Law
Encyclopedia article on this law, its history, explanations and applications.
Following Benford's Law, or Looking Out for No.1
Dr.Theodore P. Hill asks his mathematics students at the Georgia Institute of Technology to go home and either flip a coin 200 times and record the results, or merely pretend to flip a coin and fake 200 results. (August 04, 1998)
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