# poisson¶

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

Create a Poisson distribution.

Parameters: 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.