Benford’s Law

Zak and Derek discuss Benford’s Law, including the strange places it pops up, and some fundamental origins of the law.

Some of the references discussed:

The Mathematics of Benford’s Law – A Primer
Arno Berger and Theodore P. Hill
April 22, 2020

A Simple Explanation of Benford’s Law
R. M. FEWSTER
The American Statistician, February 2009, Vol. 63, No. 1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benford%27s_law

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