[Numpy-discussion] how to get an array with "varying" poisson distribution

Sebastian Haase haase at msg.ucsf.edu
Mon Jul 24 14:31:46 CDT 2006

Essentially I'm looking  for the equivalent of what was in numarray:
    from numarray import random_array

That is: if for example arr is a 256x256 array of positive integers, then this 
returns a new array of random numbers than are drawn according to the poisson 
statistics  where arr's value at coordinate y,x  determines the mean of the 
poisson distribution used  to generate  a new value for y,x. 

[[This is needed e.g. to simulate quantum noise in CCD images. Each pixel has 
different amount of noise depending of what it's (noise-free) "input" value 

Sebastian Haase

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