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Bharath, HM (2012)

Benfordís Law: A theoretical explanation for base 2

Preprint arXiv:1211.7008 [stat.OT]; last accessed February 15, 2019.

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Abstract: In this paper, we present a possible theoretical explanation for benford's law. We develop a recursive relation between the probabilities, using simple intuitive ideas. We first use numerical solutions of this recursion and verify that the solutions converge to the benford's law. Finally we solve the recursion analytically to yeild the benford's law for base 2.


Bibtex:
@ARTICLE{, author = {{Bharath}, H.~M.}, title = "{Benford's law: A theoretical explanation for base 2}", journal = {arXiv e-prints}, year = "2012", month = "Nov", archivePrefix = {arXiv}, eprint = {1211.7008}, primaryClass = {stat.OT}, }


Reference Type: Preprint

Subject Area(s): Analysis, Probability Theory, Statistics