The Benfords module performs digital analyses on data sets. In the 1930's, Benford realized that many number sets (now known to include invoice amounts and stock prices) followed a certain pattern. A 1 appeared as the first digit about 30 percent of the time. Each digit in the number has a probability associated with which number it might be. Numbers that are created by people (who obviously don't know about Benford's Law) do not follow Benford's distribution. In recent years, Benford's Law has been used to separate values that occur naturally in business and those that are fabricated.
# this part is required for the "import picalo" use import Benfords import Crosstable import Database