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Re: Uniform distribution
The dispersion of something usually refers to a measure of the distance
to the center of a distribution. "/radius/ of dispersion" is a common
expression, "diameter of dispersion" is not, experimental errors are
given as +/- error, and variance and stdDev in maths are clearly
distances to the mean.
Change the doc if you feel this is more appropriate, though for me
I updated the documentation.
Agreed. "Dispersion" is better than sdtDev, but still not perfect. The
dispersion of particles is usually measured as a standard deviation...
(the old name, stDev, was actually not
meaninfgul, it wasn't "standard deviation" at all).
In the future, we should provide way to pass distribution object to
makeCloud (uniform, normal, weibull), there seems to be demand for it