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Topic: Benford's Law ?
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Bob

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Registered: 3/11/10
Benford's Law ?
Posted: Mar 11, 2010 8:12 AM
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Hello,

Not a mathematician, but have been reading up a bit on Benford's law.
Trying to understand it. Particularly its limitations.
Glad I found this Group.

Questions:

a. If we assume we have a truly random distribution of numbers, does
the law apply ?

b. In general, can someone please outline the limitations of the law,
and when it is, and is not, applicable ?

c. Also, I have seen the term "uniform distribution."
What does this mean, please ?
Examples ?

Much thanks,
Bob


Date Subject Author
3/11/10
Read Benford's Law ?
Bob
3/12/10
Read Re: Benford's Law ?
Richard Ulrich

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