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<h3 class="section">18.14 References and Further Reading</h3>

<p>The subject of random number generation and testing is reviewed
extensively in Knuth&rsquo;s <cite>Seminumerical Algorithms</cite>.
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<li><!-- /@w --> Donald E. Knuth, <cite>The Art of Computer Programming: Seminumerical
Algorithms</cite> (Vol 2, 3rd Ed, 1997), Addison-Wesley, ISBN 0201896842.
</li></ul>

<p>Further information is available in the review paper written by Pierre
L&rsquo;Ecuyer,
</p>
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<li><!-- /@w --> P. L&rsquo;Ecuyer, &ldquo;Random Number Generation&rdquo;, Chapter 4 of the
Handbook on Simulation, Jerry Banks Ed., Wiley, 1998, 93&ndash;137.

<p><a href="http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/~lecuyer/papers.html">http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/~lecuyer/papers.html</a>
in the file <samp>handsim.ps</samp>.
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<p>The source code for the <small>DIEHARD</small> random number generator tests is also
available online,
</p>
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<li><!-- /@w --> <cite>DIEHARD source code</cite> G. Marsaglia,
</li><li><!-- /@w --> <a href="http://stat.fsu.edu/pub/diehard/">http://stat.fsu.edu/pub/diehard/</a>
</li></ul>

<p>A comprehensive set of random number generator tests is available from
<small>NIST</small>,
</p>
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<li><!-- /@w --> NIST Special Publication 800-22, &ldquo;A Statistical Test Suite for the
Validation of Random Number Generators and Pseudo Random Number
Generators for Cryptographic Applications&rdquo;.
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