Zipf test in Python

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Thu Nov 22 20:49:12 CET 2007

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"Albert-jan Roskam" <fomcl at> wrote in message 
news:842554.4588.qm at
| Hi,
| I have hospital data for 5 groups of hospitals. Each
| group of hospitals used a different tool to register
| medical procedures. Since the medical procedures are
| probably Zipf distributed, I want to formally test
| whether the hospitals differ in terms of
| procedure-ditribution. Is there a Python module that
| can do that? All I could find was ZipfR, a package for

no idea 

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