Benford’s Law #Tanka #Poetry

A tanka written by Lee Sonogan

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His doubts recall Benford’s Law, a theory about the frequency with which digits will appear in data. One implication of this law is that datasets with lots of zeroes at the end often turn out to be fraudulent. – Simon Kuper

Creed of first digits,

Sets are going to be small,

log10(1+1/n) irreligious,

Leading odds are not random,

One=Nine anomaly knows.

It was an example of what he thought of as the Law of Controversy: Passion was inversely proportional to the amount of real information available. – Gregory Benford

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