Jarlve wrote:doranchak wrote:Jarlve, the highest azdecrypt score I found in my recent results was 20900. Do you think that is a significant bump from the average for 340-character cipher texts? I think the original 340 scores around 20300.
Hard to say, my advice is to conduct some kind of experiment that tries to answer that question. Yes, 20351.
OK - I did an experiment along those lines. The cipher that scored 20900 has 48 bigrams and 6 trigrams. So I generated 100 random shuffles with the same number of bigrams and trigrams, then ran them through azdecrypt with the same setup (30 restarts and 1000000 iterations). Result:
On the one hand, it makes me think 20900 is significant. On the other hand, if the 1000+ transpositions I tested are all behaving as random text, 20900 is expected to appear as an outlier.