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Fri, 26 May 2017 20:24:40 +0000http://terrytao.wordpress.com/?p=2305#comment-481263[…] Tao, Terence. “Benford’s Law, Zipf’s Law, and the Pareto Distribution.” 3 July 2009. […]
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Thu, 19 May 2016 07:29:40 +0000http://terrytao.wordpress.com/?p=2305#comment-468775[…] law and it’s sister laws: Benford’s law and the Pareto distribution. (Terry tao has a nice post describing all three and how they relate to each […]
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Wed, 18 May 2016 13:22:48 +0000http://terrytao.wordpress.com/?p=2305#comment-468734Benford’s law also holds better for language than Madelbrot’s modification to Zipf’s law 1/(r+2.7). Use ~2.2 times Benford’s law, and divide both by ln(1.78*unique words in language).
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Sat, 09 Jan 2016 23:17:41 +0000http://terrytao.wordpress.com/?p=2305#comment-465046[…] Read more here: https://terrytao.wordpress.com/2009/07/03/benfords-law-zipfs-law-and-the-pareto-distribution/ […]
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Thu, 10 Dec 2015 22:44:30 +0000http://terrytao.wordpress.com/?p=2305#comment-463400Professor Tao, I am a novice here, so I am not sure if this is totally trivial, but if X follows Zipf’s law, does any monotonic transformation of X also follow Zipf’s law? What about Pareto? Thanks.
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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 01:32:23 +0000http://terrytao.wordpress.com/?p=2305#comment-456935Reblogged this on Siamese Submarine.
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 20:24:09 +0000http://terrytao.wordpress.com/?p=2305#comment-456492[…] is. It’s reasonable to expect the subreddits population to follow a pareto distribution (see this post by Terence Tao for a definition of “reasonable”). The simplest way to check is to see if the […]
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:11:16 +0000http://terrytao.wordpress.com/?p=2305#comment-452521sorry, did not mean to put it here as an answer to Kevin O’Bryant comment, done by mistake.
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