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# Re: [libreoffice-users] Benford's Law

```On 07/15/2013 12:42 PM, Brian Barker wrote:

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```don't stop being what they are after some arbitrary number of
significant figures - whether it be one, three, or any other.
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At the fourth significant digit, 0 and 9 occur slightly (¿1:10,000?)
more frequently than 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. For most practical
purposes, the fourth digit can be treated as a uniformly random number.
At the fifth, and subsequent digits, the numbers are randomly, and
uniformly distributed.

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```If you want values that follow Benford's Law up to three digits, you can
easily take the true values from my suggested formula, truncate (or
round?) them after three digits, and add further random digits selected
from a uniform distribution.
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And my original post was asking what happened to the macro that
automatically did that.

jonathon
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