This program calculates distribution of the first digit of a data set and shows comparison and analysis using Benford’s Law, also called the first-digit law. The law states that in lists of numbers from many real-life sources of data, the leading digit is distributed in a specific, non-uniform way. According to this law, the first digit is 1 almost one third of the time, and larger digits occur as the leading digit with lower and lower frequency, to the point where 9 as a first digit occurs less than one time in twenty. This distribution of first digits arises logically whenever a set of values is distributed logarithmically.
|Requirements:||Requires the ti-89 calculator.|
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|Brief Description:||TI-89 graphing calculator program for analyzing data using Benford’s Law|
|Keywords:||Program, Statistics, ti-89, Calculator Benford’s, Law|