What Sequences obey Benford's Law ?
AbstractWe propose a new necessary and sufficient condition to test whether a sequence is Benford (base-b) or not and apply this characterization to some kinds of sequences (re)obtaining some well known results, as the fact that the sequence of powers of 2 is Benford (base-10).
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Applied Mathematics, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia in its series Working Papers with number 185.
Length: 8 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2008
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Benford's law; equidistributed sequences; ergodic endomorphisms;
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