The power of one: Benford's Law

The concept of Benford’s law, also known as the first-digit phenomenon, has been known to mathematicians since 1881. It is counter-intuitive, difficult to explain in simple terms, and has suffered from being described variously as ‘a numerical aberration’, ‘an oddity’, ‘a mystery’ – but also as ‘a m...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Kruger, Paul, Yadavalli, Sarma
Format: Article
Published: Stellenbosch University 2017-08-01
Series:South African Journal of Industrial Engineering
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