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Hoare, GTQ and Wright, EE (1986)

The distribution of first significant digits

The Mathematical Gazette 70(451), pp. 34-37.

ISSN/ISBN: Not available at this time. DOI: 10.2307/3615826

Abstract: The measurement of a natural object is, in some sense, its absolute measurement divided by the unit in question. It was this idea which led us to model this problem by considering the quotients of pairs of random numbers in the interval (0, 1). The approach, in contrast to Benford's logarithmic form, leads to rational expressions in d.

@article{, title={The Distribution of First Significant Digits}, author={Hoare, GTQ and Wright, EE}, journal={The Mathematical Gazette}, pages={34--37}, year={1986}, publisher={JSTOR}, DOI={10.2307/3615826}, }

Reference Type: Journal Article

Subject Area(s): Probability Theory