[Numpy-tickets] [NumPy] #987: random.exponential() seems to use the reciprocal rate prarameter instead of the rate parameter (probably just wrong documentation)

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#987: random.exponential() seems to use the reciprocal rate prarameter instead of
the rate parameter  (probably just wrong documentation)
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 Reporter:  j.koehler     |       Owner:  somebody     
     Type:  task          |      Status:  new          
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  1.3.0        
Component:  numpy.random  |     Version:  none         
 Severity:  normal        |    Keywords:  documentation
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 hi,
 i hope i'm doing this the right way.
 i had some trouble using the random.exponential() function.
 i used the function as described in
 http://docs.scipy.org/doc/numpy/reference/generated/numpy.random.exponential.html
 i created some histograms of the random values and found out the
 distribution behaves like exp(-x/L)/L.

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