# [SciPy-User] random points within an ellipse

nicky van foreest vanforeest@gmail....
Tue Aug 10 13:08:35 CDT 2010

Hi,

Thanks for the nice feedback.

This is a bit too short for me:

> I would oversample if the rejection rate is around 20%
>
> Josef

BTW: The rejection fraction of an ellipse is 1 - \pi/4 \approx 0.21.
What is wrong with using the rejection method?

bye

Nicky