Documentation API of the 'cern.jet.random.Poisson' Java class

Class Poisson

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    DoubleFunction, IntFunction, Serializable, Cloneable

    public class Poissonextends AbstractDiscreteDistribution
    Poisson distribution (quick); See the math definition and animated definition.

    p(k) = (mean^k / k!) * exp(-mean) for k >= 0.

    Valid parameter ranges: mean > 0. Note: if mean <= 0.0 then always returns zero.

    Instance methods operate on a user supplied uniform random number generator; they are unsynchronized.

    Static methods operate on a default uniform random number generator; they are synchronized.

    Implementation: High performance implementation. Patchwork Rejection/Inversion method.

    This is a port of pprsc.c from the C-RAND / WIN-RAND library. C-RAND's implementation, in turn, is based upon

    H. Zechner (1994): Efficient sampling from continuous and discrete unimodal distributions, Doctoral Dissertation, 156 pp., Technical University Graz, Austria.

    Also see

    Stadlober E., H. Zechner (1999), The patchwork rejection method for sampling from unimodal distributions, to appear in ACM Transactions on Modelling and Simulation.

    See Also:
    Serialized Form

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