## RANDP Generate Poisson Random Variable

Section: Random Number Generation

### Usage

Generates a vector Poisson random variables with the given parameters. The general syntax for its use isy = randp(nu),

where `nu`

is an array containing the rate parameters
for the generated random variables.

### Function Internals

A Poisson random variable is generally defined by taking the limit of a binomial distribution as the sample size becomes large, with the expected number of successes being fixed (so that the probability of success decreases as`1/N`

).
The Poisson distribution is given by

### Example

Here is an exmaple of using`randp`

to generate some Poisson
random variables, and also using `randbin`

to do the same
using `N=1000`

trials to approximate the Poisson result.
--> randp(33*ones(1,10)) ans = 31 33 34 44 32 29 34 30 32 32 --> randbin(1000*ones(1,10),33/1000*ones(1,10)) ans = 32 36 36 39 33 34 41 33 42 32