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Goudsmit, SA and Furry, WH (1944)

Significant figures of numbers in statistical tables

Nature 154(3921), pp. 800-801.

ISSN/ISBN: 0028-0836 DOI: 10.1038/154800a0

Abstract: It is a well-known fact that most numbers in statistical tables start with a small digit. For example, in population tables almost one third of the entries begin with the digit 1. The same holds true for most tables of the type occurring in the World's Almanac.

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Reference Type: Journal Article

Subject Area(s): Applied Mathematics