The Math Forum

Search All of the Math Forum:

Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by NCTM or The Math Forum.

Math Forum » Discussions » sci.math.* » sci.stat.math

Notice: We are no longer accepting new posts, but the forums will continue to be readable.

Topic: Benford's Law ?
Replies: 1   Last Post: Mar 12, 2010 5:02 PM

Advanced Search

Back to Topic List Back to Topic List Jump to Tree View Jump to Tree View   Messages: [ Previous | Next ]

Posts: 7
Registered: 3/11/10
Benford's Law ?
Posted: Mar 11, 2010 8:12 AM
  Click to see the message monospaced in plain text Plain Text   Click to reply to this topic Reply


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.


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,

Date Subject Author
Read Benford's Law ?
Read Re: Benford's Law ?
Richard Ulrich

Point your RSS reader here for a feed of the latest messages in this topic.

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

© The Math Forum at NCTM 1994-2018. All Rights Reserved.