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Random-number generator test library

libdieharder is the core library of dieharder and friends, designed to be "the last suite of random number testers you'll ever wear". It can test any of its many prebuilt and library linked generators (basically all of those in the GNU Scientific Library plus a number of others from various sources) or a potentially random dataset in either an ascii-formatted or raw (presumed 32 bit uint) binary file. It is fairly straightforward to wrap new software generators for testing, or to add hardware generators that have a software interface for testing, and the file input method permits pretty much any software or hardware RNG to be tested using libdieharder calls.

libdieharder has as a design goal the full encapsulation in an extensible shell of basically all the random number tests I have been able to find -- George Marsaglia's "diehard" battery of tests, STS (v1.6) from NIST FIPS, Knuth's tests, and more. Check in the man page(s) or /usr/share/dieharder*/dieharder.pdf for documentation.

This package provides the shared library.

Package version:2.28.1-3


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dieharder (2.28.1-3) unstable; urgency=low

  * debian/rules: Run 'autoreconf -ifv' instead of '' to update 
    GNU autotools and libtool meshing. Big thanks to Daniel Schepler for
    the bug report and fix suggestion.			(Closes: #527519)

 -- Dirk Eddelbuettel <>  Thu, 07 May 2009 21:25:52 -0500

dieharder (2.28.1-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * include/ Add mi


This is the Debian GNU/Linux dieharder package, a random number
generator testing library and front-end, which was written by Robert G. Brown.

This package was created by Dirk Eddelbuettel <>.
The sources were downloaded from

Copyright (C) 2003 - 2008 Robert G. Brown
Portions Copyright (C) 2004 Alex Hay
Portions Copyright (C) 199

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