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q-exponential fitting for distributions of family names

Hiroaki S. Yamada and Kazumoto Iguchi

Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 2008, vol. 387, issue 7, 1628-1636

Abstract: We study the applicability of the q-exponential function for the distribution of family names. We mainly focus on the rank-size distribution of Japanese family names. The result supports the fact that the q-exponential distribution is relevant to the distribution of family names that is understood until now to obey power-law distribution (Zipf law).

Keywords: q-exponential property; Family names; Zipf’s law; Scale-free network (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008
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