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Sarkar, T (2018)

What is Benford’s Law and why is it important for data science?

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Abstract: We discuss a little-known gem for data analytics — Benford’s law, which tells us about expected distribution of significant digits in a diverse set of naturally occurring datasets and how this can be used for anomaly or fraud detection in scientific or technical publications.

@misc{, author = {Tirthajyoti Sarkar}, year = {2018}, how published = {\url{}}, note = {last accessed Sep 3, 2019}, }

Reference Type: E-Print

Subject Area(s): General Interest, Mathematics Education