Bob Wheeler <email@example.com> wrote in message news:<414C8290.firstname.lastname@example.org>... > Of course Benford's law doesn't help here, but as a hint, it suggests > that one should look at the digits, and the trailing digits suggest that > the first series is made up -- too many 0's for randomness. I don't > think I would say the same, had to told us that the first list was the > result of human scale reading, since the trailing digits for such tend > to mass on 0, 5, and 7. Thank you for posting. You do give a reason for your answer. Why do you say that Benford's law doesn't help here. Give me a few days to say whether you are right or not in case others want to say whether they agree with you or otherwise. I will also comment on your remark about 0, 5 and 7 (not so much the 7).