Benford's law

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a law used by auditors to identify fictitious populations of numbers

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Benford was so surprised with the distribution that he called his discovery the 'law of anomalous numbers'.
The law of anomalous numbers. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 78 (4), 551-572.
It was re-discovered by Benford in 1938 who published an article called, "The Law of Anomalous Numbers" in Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society.
Highly anomalous numbers of chalcopyrite grains, an important ore mineral for copper, were recovered from samples collected on one of the major rivers in the Coral Rapids area.
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