I have data made up of percentages but no idea how they were calculated. I am using this data to demonstrate Benford’s Law and so far it does follow this law!
But one of the properties of sets that follow Benford’s Law is that they are scale-invariable, so multiplying all the elements by a constant will keep the frequency distribution of the leading digits in the data the same. So I want to test scale invariability in my data by multiplying all the percentages by a constant but I am worried this is wrong on my part because percentages may not be scalable.
By scalable, my understanding is that it can be converted to different ‘units of measurement’/scales. For example, feet and inches are scalable to meters.
Could someone clear this up for me, please?