Does Benford’s Law apply to scoring during the 2013/14 NHL season?
Benford’s Law dictates that in a set of numbers, 1 will be the most common first digit, 2 will be the next most common first digit, etc. So does it apply to the points scored by the players who registered at least one point during the 82 game schedule of the National Hockey League’s 2013/14 season? First, let’s look at a bar graph visualizing Benford’s Law:
Now let’s look at a breakdown of the players who scored
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