# Create a white noise process¶

This example details how to create and manipulate a white noise. A second order white noise is a stochastic process of dimension such that the covariance function where is the covariance matrix of the process at vertex and the Kroenecker function.

A process is a white noise if all finite family of locations , is independent and identically distributed.

The library proposes to model it through the object WhiteNoise defined on a mesh and a distribution with zero mean and finite standard deviation.

If the distribution has a mean different from zero, The library writes message to prevent the User and does not allow the creation of such a white noise.

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from __future__ import print_function
import openturns as ot
import math as m

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# Define the distribution
sigma = 1.0
dist = ot.Normal(0.0, sigma)

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# Define the mesh
tgrid = ot.RegularGrid(0.0, 1.0, 100)

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# Create the process
process = ot.WhiteNoise(dist, tgrid)
process

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WhiteNoise(Normal(mu = 0, sigma = 1))

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# Draw a realization
realization = process.getRealization()
graph = realization.drawMarginal(0)
graph.setTitle('Realization of a white noise with distribution N(0,1)')
graph

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# Draw a sample
sample = process.getSample(5)
graph = sample.drawMarginal(0)
graph.setTitle(str(sample.getSize()) + ' realizations of a white noise with distribution N(0,1)')
for k in range(sample.getSize()):
drawable = graph.getDrawable(k)
drawable.setLegend('realization ' + str(k+1))
graph.setDrawable(drawable, k)
graph

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