
Drawing the Zipf distribution 
by lwl_seu in Programming Languages 

I have a dataset with zipf law distribution, and now i want compare it
with standard zipf diagram, this is my R
code: f < read.table('/myfile.txt',sep=' ',header=T) attach(f) fs < f[order(cnt), ] detach(f) n =
1:dim(fs)[1] plot(fs[,2]~n)
Now i want to compare
it with zipf in the same plot


Generate random numbers distributed by Zipf 
by rgmarcha in Coding 

The Zipf probability distribution is often used to model file size
distribution or item access distributions on items in P2P systems. e.g.
"Web Caching and Zip like Distribution Evidence and Implications", but
neither Boost or the GSL (Gnu Scientific Library) provide an implementation
to generate random numbers using this distribution. I have not found a
(trustworthy) implementation using the c

curve fitting zipf distribution matplotlib python 
by swilli89 in Programming Languages 

I tried to fit the following plot(red dot) with zipf distribution in
python, F~x^(a) I just simply chose a=0.56, and plot y = x^(0.56)
and I got the curve as follow: which is obviously wrong, don't know
how I can do the curve fit

