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Lemons, DS, Lemons, N and Peter, W (2021)

First Digit Oscillations

Stats 4(3), pp. 595-601.

ISSN/ISBN: Not available at this time. DOI: 10.3390/stats4030035

Abstract: The frequency of the first digits of numbers drawn from an exponential probability density oscillate around the Benford frequencies. Analysis, simulations and empirical evidence show that datasets must have at least 10,000 entries for these oscillations to emerge from finite-sample noise. Anecdotal evidence from population data is provided.

@Article{, AUTHOR = {Lemons, Don and Lemons, Nathan and Peter, William}, TITLE = {First Digit Oscillations}, JOURNAL = {Stats}, VOLUME = {4}, YEAR = {2021}, NUMBER = {3}, PAGES = {595--601}, URL = {}, ISSN = {2571-905X}, DOI = {10.3390/stats4030035}, }

Reference Type: Journal Article

Subject Area(s): Statistics