Does MTA Turnstile Data Follow Benford’s Law?
I recently learned about Benford’s Law through the Netflix series Connected, with Latif Nasser. Episode 4: ‘Digits’ explores how this phenomenon applies to music, social media, tax fraud, and more. It’s a fun show and I’d highly recommend checking it out if you’ve got the time.
A quick primer on Benford’s Law from Wikipedia:
Benford’s law, also called the Newcomb–Benford law, the law of anomalous numbers, or the first-digit law, is an observation about the frequency distribution of leading digits in many real-life sets of…