Testing for Zipf's law: A common pitfall
AbstractIt is noted that the regression procedure commonly used when testing for Zipf's law is erroneous.
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Volume (Year): 112 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
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Zipf's law Rank-size relation;
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- C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
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- Alperovich, Gershon, 1984. "The size distribution of cities: On the empirical validity of the rank-size rule," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 16(2), pages 232-239, September.
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