The Demographic Situation in France - Short paper

Do Populations Conform to the Law of Anomalous Numbers?

Frédéric Sandron  By the same author


The “first significant digit” of a number is its leftmost non-zero digit. For example, the first significant digit of the number 325 is 3 and the first significant digit of 0.8732 is 8. It might be expected that the first significant digits of any given series of numbers, or of a set of numbers measuring any given phenomenon, are randomly distributed. (…)