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Debian Orphaned Package Of the Month

DOPOM: ent – pseudorandom number sequence test program

This is my first DOPOM (Debian Orphaned Package Of the Month) package.  I am trying to find an orphaned package every month and take over the responsibilty for it.

As I recently got some Entropy Keys from Simtec Electroniscs to muck around, this package very well fits in my future work.

So what is the entropy of Debian?

$ echo "Debian GNU/Linux"|ent
Entropy = 3.852169 bits per byte.

Optimum compression would reduce the size
of this 17 byte file by 51 percent.

Chi square distribution for 17 samples is 299.24, and randomly
would exceed this value 5.00 percent of the times.

Arithmetic mean value of data bytes is 84.1176 (127.5 = random).
Monte Carlo value for Pi is 4.000000000 (error 27.32 percent).
Serial correlation coefficient is 0.095764 (totally uncorrelated = 0.0).