Several procedures designed to test randomness of binary sequences are reviewed. Necessary modifications to the existing document ``A statistical test suite for the validation of cryptographic random number generators'', Special NIST Publication, NIST, Gaithersburg, 2000, are given. A rebuttal of some critisim of this document is also provided.
Citation: Randomness: Five Questions
Publisher Info: Automatic Press/VIP, 2300 Copenhagen S, -1
Pub Type: Book Chapters
Aperiodic words, Compound Poisson distribution, Compression algorithms, Fundamental matrix, Markov chains, Pattern correlation matrix, P-value.