|Subject:||Re: Datatype of random poisson-distributed numbers|
|Date:||Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:03:02 +0100|
On Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 9:27 AM, stn021 <address@hidden> wrote:Hello,this is a question for me to better understand the inner workings of octave.The function randn() produces random numbers with poisson-distibution.the help message says" Return a matrix with normally distributed"this is not poisson in my knowledge.stnCould you give me an example where it does make a difference?My question is: when is that useful?
It is also possible to add the parameter "single" oder "double".
Then the result will be of the corresponding class.
Poisson-distributed variables are by definition integers so it should not make any difference.THX
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