Law of small numbers

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Law of small numbers may refer to:

See also[edit]

  • Law of large numbers, a theorem that describes results approaching their average probabilities as they increase in sample size. (Hasty generalization is the mistaken application of this law to small data sets.)
  • Law of anomalous numbers (also called first-digit law and (Newcomb–)Benford law), an observation about the frequency distribution of leading digits in many real-life sets of numerical data.
  • Pigeonhole principle, the occurrence of mathematical coincidences