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Sarkar, BP (1973)

An Observation on the Significant Digits of Binomial Coefficients and Factorials

Sankhya - The Indian Journal of Statistics Series B 35(3), 363-364.

ISSN/ISBN: 0581-5738 DOI: Not available at this time.

Abstract: The distribution of the first significant digit has been the subject of a number of papers, both empirical and theoretical. Because binomial coefficients and factorials may (in theory) be generated by a multiplicative process one would anticipate that in table of either, the fraction of entries beginning with a first significant digit of A would be approximately log10(A+1)/A. This borne out by the tables in the paper.

@article{, title={An observation on the significant digits of binomial coefficients and factorials}, author={Sarkar, PB}, journal={Sankhy{\=a} B}, volume={35}, pages={363--364}, year={1973}, ISSN={0581-5738}, }

Reference Type: Journal Article

Subject Area(s): General Interest