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simulating a Poisson Forest

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  • Subject: [mg2871] simulating a Poisson Forest
  • From: deb at (David E. Burmaster)
  • Date: Tue, 2 Jan 1996 03:33:01 -0500

Dear MathGroupers

Does anyone know a simple algorithm to simulate a "Poisson Forest" of
random points inside a rectangle in a plane?

If each coordinate in the {x, y}-pairs is drawn from an independent Uniform
distribution, will that create a Poisson forest?

Happy New Year to all!

David E. Burmaster
Alceon Corporation
Cambridge, MA, USA


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