Author: S. Haitun 1
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  • 1 Academy of Sciences of the USSR Institute of the History of Science and Technology Staropansky per. 1/5 Moscow USSR Staropansky per. 1/5 Moscow USSR
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Abstract  

The non-Gaussian character of scientific activity is discussed. This character makes correct only non-Gaussian approximations of stationary distributions of scientific activity. Deviation of different non-Gaussian approximations from the Zipf distribution can be explained in some cases by distortion introduced by the observer. The hypothesis that latent stationary distributions of scientific (and generally human) activity for separate person are always described by the Zipf distribution is formulated using the considerations connected with the variational entropy and the Zigler principles.