I want to evaluate the usefulness of Philox pseudo random number generator for drawing multidimensional random vectors. What is known about the equidistribution properties of Philox?

I read the Philox paper but it does not contain any information about its equidistribution properties.

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    $\begingroup$ You don't need us to answer such questions. Instead, do a literature search. Start with the paper introducing Philox, and go over the papers citing it. Also, try searching using keywords such as Philox, equidistribution, randomness, quality, and so on. $\endgroup$ – Yuval Filmus Jul 18 '18 at 22:04
  • $\begingroup$ Cross-posted: cs.stackexchange.com/q/95390/755, stackoverflow.com/q/51405240/781723. Please do not post the same question on multiple sites. Each community should have an honest shot at answering without anybody's time being wasted. $\endgroup$ – D.W. Jul 19 '18 at 1:41
  • $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question because it was cross-posted. $\endgroup$ – D.W. Jul 19 '18 at 1:42
  • $\begingroup$ I posted it on StackOverflow by mistake (I intended to post it here only) and they will close it as off-topic. I noticed that I can delete the post there, which I did. $\endgroup$ – quant_dev Jul 19 '18 at 10:22
  • $\begingroup$ @D.W. How is a question about the properties of a PRNG off-topic for Computer Science? Can you please explain? $\endgroup$ – quant_dev Jul 19 '18 at 10:23

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