Statistical Science 10(4), pp. 354-363.
ISSN/ISBN: 0883-4237 DOI: Not available at this time.
Abstract: The history, empirical evidence and classical explanations of the significant-digit (or Benford's) law are reviewed, followed by a summary of recent invariant-measure characterizations. Then a new statistical derivation of the law in the form of a CLT-like theorem for significant digits is presented.
Bibtex:
@article {MR1421567,
AUTHOR = {Hill, Theodore P.},
TITLE = {A statistical derivation of the significant-digit law},
JOURNAL = {Statist. Sci.},
FJOURNAL = {Statistical Science. A Review Journal of the Institute of
Mathematical Statistics},
VOLUME = {10},
YEAR = {1995},
NUMBER = {4},
PAGES = {354--363},
ISSN = {0883-4237},
MRCLASS = {60E99 (60A10 62E99)},
MRNUMBER = {1421567 (98a:60021)},
MRREVIEWER = {Peter Schatte},
URL =
{http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0883-4237(199511)10:4<354:ASDOTS>2.0.CO;2-P&origin=MSN},
}
Reference Type: Journal Article
Subject Area(s): Probability Theory, Statistics