I'm testing a piece of perl code (tenuous justifiction :)) that has billions of possibilities and thus is impractical to test exhaustively.
Therefore I want o test statistically, and to that end my question:
Given a (near) perfect PRNG, if I pick two sets of 1e6 random 32-bit unsigned integers:
- How much overlap, (how many dups), should I expect between the two sets?
- With what standard deviation?
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