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Continuous Distributions on $(0,\,\infty)$ Giving Benford's Law Exactly

@article{Ozawa2019ContinuousDO,
  title={Continuous Distributions on \$(0,\,\infty)\$ Giving Benford's Law Exactly},
  author={Kazufumi Ozawa},
  journal={arXiv: Probability},
  year={2019}
}
  • Kazufumi Ozawa
  • Published 2019
  • Mathematics
  • arXiv: Probability
  • Benford's law is a famous law in statistics which states that the leading digits of random variables in diverse data sets appear not uniformly from 1 to 9; the probability that d (d=1,...,9) appears as a leading digit is given by \log_{10}(1+1/d). This paper shows the existence of a random variable with a smooth probability density on (0,\infty) whose leading digit distribution follows Benford's law exactly. To construct such a distribution the error theory of the trapezoidal rule is used. 

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