[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

*To*: voynich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Voynich Ms. mailing list)*Subject*: VMs: VMs as Numbers*From*: robertjf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx*Date*: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 14:27:22 +0800*Sender*: owner-voynich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Folks A quick thought. If the VMs is mostly encoded numbers, then there is a fairly powerful test of this hypothesis. Just as Zipf's Law predicts word frequency, so Benford's Law predicts the frequencies of the initial digits of a sequence of numbers. In a nutshell, P(n) = log(n+1) - log(n) Assuming we can identify the initial digit, and assuming also we can identify the base (surely 10 for encoded Roman numerals), then all we have to do is translate into Arabic decimal notation and compute the frequencies. Hope that's vagely useful Robert

**Follow-Ups**:**VMs: Re: VMs as Numbers***From:*Bruce Grant

**VMs: Re: VMs as Numbers***From:*steve ekwall

- Prev by Date:
**VMs: RE: VMS numbering systems hypotheses...** - Next by Date:
**VMs: Re: DIE WELTWOCHE** - Previous by thread:
**VMs: Oops Re: VMS numbering systems hypotheses...** - Next by thread:
**VMs: Re: VMs as Numbers** - Index(es):