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Senior Site Reliability Engineer at Google Pittsburgh.

Formerly an embedded systems, Linux kernel, and device driver consultant and iPhone app developer with an extensive background in C, C++, Perl, and bash on Intel, MIPS, ARM, and MSP430 (no, no Perl on the MSP430...).

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answered Unit-testing of inherently random/non-deterministic algorithms
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comment Unit-testing of inherently random/non-deterministic algorithms
You can absolutely determine randomness via automated testing. You simply generate a sufficiently large number of samples and apply standard tests of randomness to detect biases in the system. This is a pretty standard undergrad programming exercise.
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