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Clearly the installation of health tests must come after the development of the entropy source. As part of that development, you'd need to assess the min.entropy of your new system under whatever sampling methodology you choose. And Min Entropy H comes out of that assessment. It is "the min-entropy of the samples from a (digitized) noise source or of the ...


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The source of confusion may be the following. Theoretically, since the work of Andrew Yao, it has been known that the next bit test is equivalent to pseudorandomness. Informally, a sequence generator is pseudorandom if and only if no polynomial time probabilistic algorithm can predict its next bit with probability strictly greater than $1/2.$ See the notes ...


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I would like to know whether a specific PRNG satisfy the next-bit test or not. That requires analyzing the design of the PRNG. Will satisfying all of NIST statistical tests on PRNG guarantees passing the next-bit test? No. The NIST statistical tests are intended to test an implementation of a RNG. They are next to useless to tell if a PRNG is good or ...


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