How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy (t3knomanser) wrote,
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

Benford's Law

After reading that post I linked to last night about Benford's law, I wrote a program to take a crack at applying it to prime numbers. For most of the sets of primes I've tried, it fails. I think for the first 400 primes it was pretty close. I set it up to run through the first 10,000,000 last night, but it was still running this morning, and I also realized that I'd probably overflow the int datatype with that one. I'm going to run a smaller one first; let's say 500,000? That's still an overnight run; I only got to 200,000 with my run last night. I'll probably start it later today.

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