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FSD distribution

First significant digit (FSD) distribution.

Back in the 1880s, the American astronomer Simon Newcomb noticed something strange about the book of logarithmic tables in his library—the earlier pages were much more heavily thumbed than later ones implying that people looked up logarithms beginning with "1" much more often than "9."

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