Delila Program: gentst

gentst program

Documentation for the gentst program is below, with links to related programs in the "see also" section.

{version = 3.13; (* of gentst.p 1994 sep 5}

(* begin module describe.gentst *)
   gentst: test random generator

   gentst(gentstp:in, data: out, output: out)

   gentstp: parameter file controlling the program.
      Three numbers, one per line:
         seed: random seed to start the process
         total: the number of numbers to generate
         components: the number of random numbers between 0 and 1 to add
            together to generate the total
   data: the input file for genhis.  this is a set of numbers which
      should have gaussian distribution if the random number generator
      is a reasonable one.  It will be N(0,1), a normal distribution
      with mean 0 and standard deviation 1.
   genhisp: control file for genhis
   output: messages to the user

   test of a random number generator by creating a gaussian
   distribution of numbers for plotting by genhis

  seed := 0.5;
  total := 10000;
  components:= 100;

see also
   tstrnd.p, genhis.p

   thomas d. schneider

   none known

technical notes
   the constant n in procedure randomtest determines how many times
   the random number generator will be in a series of tests.  if n
   is small, the the test will be poor, if it is large then the test may
   take a long time.

(* end module describe.gentst *)
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