# CSM-349 - Benford's Law: An Empirical Investigation and a Novel Explanation

@inproceedings{Scott2001CSM349B, title={CSM-349 - Benford's Law: An Empirical Investigation and a Novel Explanation}, author={Pd Scott and Maria Fasli}, year={2001} }

This report describes an investigation into Benford?s Law for the distribution of leading digits in real data sets. A large number of such data sets have been examined and it was found that only a small fraction of them conform to the law. Three classes of mathematical model of processes that might account for such a leading digit distribution have also been investigated. We found that based on the notion of taking the product of many random factors the most credible. This led to the… Expand

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