astropy.uncertainty.poisson(center, n_samples, cls=<class 'astropy.uncertainty.core.Distribution'>, **kwargs)[source]

Create a Poisson distribution.

center : Quantity

The center value of this distribution (i.e., λ).

n_samples : int

The number of Monte Carlo samples to use with this distribution

cls : class

The class to use to create this distribution. Typically a Distribution subclass.

Remaining keywords are passed into the constructor of the ``cls``
distr : cls, usually Distribution

The sampled poisson distribution.