### Transform > Random Data > Poisson

Generate random data from a Poisson distribution.

The Poisson distribution is often used when the probability of an event is small.

### Dialog box items

•Target Column:

Enter a storage column for the generated values. Leave blank to have VisualStat automatically name the target column.

•Sampling:

Choose from the following options:

oSample Size: Enter the number of rows of random data you want to generate.

oDistribution: Select the distribution for the variable.

oSet Seed with: Lets you start a random number sequence with a seed you specify.

•Mean:

Enter the mean value you want to use as the center point for the Poisson distribution.

### Example

Example of generating random normal data

Random Data

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