Has anyone investigated the various MATLAB RandStream generator algorithms (see table in middle of page) using the dieharder validation suite? I'm seeking to generate large numbers (in the millions) of exceptionally uniformly random values & would appreciate seeing the detailed tabular output that dieharder provides.
I'm not super-handy with Visual Studio, but can pull off the basics. I would like to build the dieharder project myself, but as far as I can tell it seems to be targeted towards linux. Is this correct? Has anyone successfully modified the project for Visual Studio? If so, do you have general results you could share please about how any of the MATLAB random number generators fare?
I understand that my question relates in large part to a 3rd party product (Visual Studio) & thus isn't eligible for help from MATLAB support. Additionally, perhaps only a small fraction of MATLAB users are experienced with linux, Windows, & Visual Studio.
Obviously, there are other external venues where I can pose this same question. However, given the extensive MATLAB support for random number generation & numerous discussion threads about RNG, I thought I'd give my question a shot here first, hoping to find an interested & expert cross-platform compiler user.
Knowing that offering something especially real in return for help often gets faster results, I'm up for negotiating (via private message) a fair Paypal fee if s/o can provide step-by-step instructions for how to get the latest dieharder distribution to build in VS 2010. Of course, freely-offered help is always appreciated, but not expected in this case.
Due to the complexity of the issue & potential for a confusing thread, I would like to ask please that you make sure to verify a successful build at your end before posting any super-lengthy Answers.
However I get this answered, either here or via some external site, & whether by a helpful altruist or a needy graduate student, I will make sure all relevant information is posted here: a complete step-by-step solution & my test results for 2-3 chosen RandStream generators.