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SP 800-22

A Statistical Test Suite for Random and Pseudorandom Number Generators for Cryptographic Applications

Date Published: October 2000 (updated May 15, 2001)

Author(s)

Andrew Rukhin (NIST), Juan Soto (NIST), James Nechvatal (NIST), Miles Smid (NIST), Elaine Barker (NIST), Stefan Leigh (NIST), Mark Levenson (NIST), Mark Vangel (NIST), David Banks (NIST), N. Heckert (NIST), James Dray (NIST), San Vo (NIST)

Abstract

Keywords

hypothesis test; P-value; random number generator; statistical tests
Control Families

None selected

Documentation

Publication:
SP 800-22 (DOI)
Local Download

Supplemental Material:
Errata for SP 800-22 (pdf)

Document History:
05/15/01: SP 800-22

Topics

Security and Privacy
random number generation; testing & validation