random.poisson

random.poisson(lambda: number) 🡒 number, pure function

Returns a deviate sampled from a Poisson distribution of mean lambda. The argument lambda must be non-negative.

table T = with
  [| as Lambda |]
  [| 0.0 |]
  [| 1.5 |]
  [| 5.5 |]
  [| 10.0 |]

show table "" a1b4 with
  T.Lambda
  random.poisson(T.Lambda)

The values returned by the function are always non-negative integers.

See also