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NIST SP 800-22 Rev. 1

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

Date Published: April 2010

Supersedes: SP 800-22 Rev. 1 (08/01/2008)

Planning Note (04/19/2022): This publication has been reviewed, and NIST has decided to REVISE it. See the full announcement and Crypto Publication Review Project for more details.


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), Lawrence Bassham (NIST)



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

Assessment, Authorization and Monitoring; System and Communications Protection


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Supplemental Material:
None available

Document History:
04/30/10: SP 800-22 Rev. 1 (Final)


Security and Privacy

random number generation, testing & validation