Random field

This tool can be used to a raster image filled with random values drawn from a normal distribution. The values range from 0 to 1, inclusive. The dimensions and georeferencing of the output random field are based on an existing, user-specified raster grid. Note that the output field will not possess any spatial autocorrelation. If spatially autocorrelated random fields are desired, the Turning Bands Simulation tool is more appropriate.

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The following is an example of a Python script that uses this tool:

wd = pluginHost.getWorkingDirectory()
baseFile = wd + "input.dep"
outputFile = wd + "output.dep"
args = [baseFile, outputFile]
pluginHost.runPlugin("RandomField", args, False)

This is a Groovy script also using this tool:

def wd = pluginHost.getWorkingDirectory()
def baseFile = wd + "input.dep"
def outputFile = wd + "output.dep"
String[] args = [baseFile, outputFile]
pluginHost.runPlugin("RandomField", args, false)