27. Benford and the Peculiar Behavior of the First Significant Digit (1938)

  1. Prakash Gorroochurn

Published Online: 7 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118314340.ch27

Classic Problems of Probability

Classic Problems of Probability

How to Cite

Gorroochurn, P. (2012) Benford and the Peculiar Behavior of the First Significant Digit (1938), in Classic Problems of Probability, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118314340.ch27

Author Information

  1. Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 8 JUN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118063255

Online ISBN: 9781118314340

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Keywords:

  • Benford and the peculiar behavior of the first significant digit (1938);
  • the leading digit and its behavior, first-digit law or Benford's law;
  • scale invariance, and Benford's law;
  • First 100 Fibonacci Numbers;
  • (Benford) distribution, a distribution of distributions

Summary

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  • Discussion