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Anthony_Williams-Jones.csv
Bradley_Efron.csv
Marek_Kubicki.csv
Martha_Shenton.csv
README.md
Ron_Kikinis.csv
Sylvain_Bouix.csv
benford_citations_J.png
benford_citations_R.png
benfords.ijs
functions.R
run.R

README.md

Overview

An R and J script that plots the histogram of the first digits of all of a researcher's publication citations, and compares it to the Benford's Law log distribution.

Input Data

A csv file of publications was generated for each researcher using the Publish or Perish application, a Windows interface to Google Scholar.

Run

In R:

source('run.R')

On the command line:

Rscript run.R

or

R CMD BATCH run.R

J:

load'benford.ijs'

Output

The R script saves plot of 6 distributions as benford_citations_R.png:

The j script shows the plot in a plot window: