26 Numerics library [numerics]

26.6 Random number generation [rand]

26.6.8 Random number distribution class templates [rand.dist] Poisson distributions [rand.dist.pois] Class template poisson_­distribution [rand.dist.pois.poisson]

A poisson_­distribution random number distribution produces integer values distributed according to the discrete probability function
The distribution parameter μ is also known as this distribution's mean.
template<class IntType = int>
  class poisson_distribution
    // types
    using result_type = IntType;
    using param_type  = unspecified;

    // constructors and reset functions
    poisson_distribution() : poisson_distribution(1.0) {}
    explicit poisson_distribution(double mean);
    explicit poisson_distribution(const param_type& parm);
    void reset();

    // generating functions
    template<class URBG>
      result_type operator()(URBG& g);
    template<class URBG>
      result_type operator()(URBG& g, const param_type& parm);

    // property functions
    double mean() const;
    param_type param() const;
    void param(const param_type& parm);
    result_type min() const;
    result_type max() const;
explicit poisson_distribution(double mean);
Preconditions: .
Remarks: mean corresponds to the parameter of the distribution.
double mean() const;
Returns: The value of the mean parameter with which the object was constructed.