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Egghe, L (2011)

Benford’s law is a simple consequence of Zipf’s law

ISSI Newsletter, 7(3), 55–56.

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Abstract: We show that benford’s law (describing the logarithmic distribution of the numbers 1,2,...,9 as first digits of data in decimal form) can be deduced from the classical law of zipf. this explains Bensford’s law as a scientometric or informetric law.


Bibtex:
@Article {, AUTHOR = {Egghe, L.}, TITLE = {Benford’s law is a simple consequence of Zipf’s law}, JOURNAL = {ISSI Newsletter}, YEAR = {2011}, VOLUME = {7}, NUMBER = {3}, PAGES = {55--56}, }


Reference Type: Journal Article

Subject Area(s): Statistics