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Author Kuehn, Heidi G.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract A new 48-bit pseudo-random number generator, suitable for several computers, was tested statistically for randomness to determine its adequacy for use in Monte Carlo programs. Frequency tests, distributions of certain low-order moments, runs up and down, and runs above and below the mean were applied to one-half million generated numbers lying within the interval (0, 1) and to three sets of integers obtained from specified bits within the generated numbers. These tests substantiated the randomness of all numbers except for the set of integers coming from the least significant bits.
Description Affiliation: Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (Kuehn, Heidi G.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 4
Issue Number 8
Page Count 3
Starting Page 350
Ending Page 352

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Source: ACM Digital Library