How can I generate random numbers from the tics of a Geiger Counter? Say I have a file with the timestamps for every event.
0 325 456 920 ....
The time spans between two events can be described by a Poisson distribution.
What is the next step to get evenly distributed true random numbers from this?
One solution on Fourmilab compares the time span between two succeeding events and defines 0 and 1 by testing if the second time span is longer. This will create one bit from two normal distributed values.
Is there a standard method to create evenly distributed random numbers from the time spans more efficiently?