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User's Guide to Running the Draft NIST SP 800-90B Entropy Estimation Suite

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Author(s)

Kerry A. McKay

Abstract

This is a brief introduction on how to run the Python command-line programs (hosted on GitHub at https://github.com/usnistgov/SP800-90B_EntropyAssessment) that implement the statistical entropy estimation methods found in Section 6 of the Second Draft NIST SP 800-90B (January 2016). It is not a description or explanation of the methods themselves. Please refer to the draft SP for definitions and descriptions of the methods and their rationales.
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Keywords

Entropy estimation, random number generation, random bit generation

Citation

McKay, K. (2016), User's Guide to Running the Draft NIST SP 800-90B Entropy Estimation Suite, Github, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=920697, https://github.com/usnistgov/SP800-90B_EntropyAssessment (Accessed May 27, 2024)

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Created May 12, 2016, Updated February 19, 2017