Accession Number:

AD0707374

Title:

EVALUATION OF A MULTIPLICATIVE GENERATOR OF PSEUDO-RANDOM NUMBERS

Descriptive Note:

Technical research note

Corporate Author:

ARMY BEHAVOIR AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH LAB ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The present study reports on the development and testing of a pseudo- random number generator which would be able to rapidly supply the SIMPO-I entity models with numbers meeting essential tests for random qualities. The generator developed by BESRL is a power residue or multiplicative generator, the simplest of the many generators based on the linear congruential method. In addition to an acceptable generator, the work accomplished resulted in a compilation of statistical tests which have wider application for evaluating generators used on other computer systems. The tests are described, and essential mathematical formulations are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE