Empirical Tests of Multipliers for the Prime-Modulus Random Number Generator X sub (i+1) = AX sub i mod ((2 to the 31st power)-1).
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Five primitive root multipliers for the prime-modulus random number generator were subjected to a battery of runs tests and serial tests for pairs and triples. Recommendations regarding these multipliers are made. Interesting results regarding the relative timings of the multipliers are presented. We also give results for the generators with these multipliers after they have been self-shuffled. A case where self-shuffling produced adverse results is also presented.
- Statistics and Probability