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Too interesting to pass up:

1 29.12 %

2 20.60 %

3 13.99 %

4 12.54 %

5 5.74 %

6 4.78 %

7 4.84 %

8 4.93 %

9 3.47 %




Nice. The "law" got the rough shape of the distribution, but (unless you have a very small filesystem) these numbers are statistically significantly different.

Your files must have been made up! ...or you have a nice demonstration of how people shouldn't do too careful calculations with Benford's law. "30.1%" — 3 significant figures, really?




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