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Benford’s Law

Urban mathematics

May 20, 2009

Zipf's law is another mathematical phenomenon not entirely unrelated to Benford's law (in fact, some think that Benford is a special case of Zipf). (Aside, it's funny how after you discuss something, it seems to pop up everywhere - Kahneman and Tversky would have a lot to say on that, I'm sure.) Zipf's law is […]

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Visualizing randomness

May 19, 2009

Daniel Becker's diploma dissertation was on the visualization of randomness - finding concrete ways to map the highly abstract idea of random behaviors and patterns. The resulting portfolio is fascinating, even for someone without a statistical background, in particular for the way in which it lends a semblance of order to these inherently chaotic processes. […]

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