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Barrow, JD (2011)

Benford's Very Strange Law

Gresham Lecture, February 1, 2011, 1:00pm, Museum of London.

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Abstract: The first digits of randomly chosen numbers arising naturally or in human affairs display surprising statistical regularities. We will see why this distribution of digits, first found by Simon Newcomb and Frank Benford, is so ubiquitous and how it has been used to check for fraudulent accountancy and for suspicious vote counts in some national elections.


Bibtex:
@misc{, AUTHOR = {Barrow, J. D.}, TITLE = {Benfordís Very Strange Law}, HOWPUBLISHED = {http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/benford%E2%80%99s-very-strange-law}, YEAR = {2011}; NOTE = {last accessed Apr 26, 2015}, }


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Subject Area(s): General Interest