Accession Number : ADA135122

Title :   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).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Learmonth,G P

PDF Url : ADA135122

Report Date : Jun 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : 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.

Descriptors :   *Statistical tests, *Random number generators, *Multiplication, Computerized simulation, Algorithms

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE