Just a quick selection of images randomly-generated by the following 10 lines or so of Python.

import sys import numpy as np from PIL import Image try: filename = sys.argv[1] except IndexError: filename = 'img.png' rshift = 3 width, height = 600, 450 arr = np.ones((height, width, 3)) * 128 for y in range(1,height): arr[y,0] = arr[y-1,0] + np.random.randint(-rshift, rshift+1, size=3) for x in range(1, width): for y in range(1,height-1): arr[y,x] = ((arr[y-1, x-1] + arr[y,x-1] + arr[y+1,x-1])/3 + np.random.randint(-rshift, rshift+1, size=3)) im = Image.fromarray(arr.astype(np.uint8)).convert('RGBA') im.save(filename)

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## Joseph C. Slater 3 years, 7 months ago

Dr. Hill,

Link | ReplyI'm working through your book, playing with examples, and this one drew my attention. However, I cannot figure out where the Image module is (with a capital "I"). There is an image package on pypi, but it's clearly not the same. Would you please clarify where this module can be found?

As an aside: my compliments on the text. I used to think I knew Python. I have two packages on pypi. I now realize that I have much more to learn. Thank you for such a wonderful text.

## christian 3 years, 7 months ago

Hi Joseph,

Link | ReplyThanks for your kind comments: I'm constantly finding new things to learn about Python.

To answer your question, the most popular recent imaging library for Python is Pillow (https://python-pillow.org/), a fork of the older PIL library, and this contains the Image module.

I've updated the code above to do the import properly with this library: you can install it with pip or conda if you don't have it already.

Cheers,

Christian

## Peter 1 year, 8 months ago

Hi Christian

Link | ReplyThank you for this post ! Really great this "simple" generator - a loneley example that deserves the name ART generator ! It has motivated me to eliminate the two outer for-loops. This resulted in a speed gain of factor 12 (code: https://alpynepyano.github.io/healthyNumerics/posts/accelerated-pastel-art-with-python.html).

And the mystery curves are inspiring too (https://alpynepyano.github.io/healthyNumerics/posts/decorative-mathematical-functions.html)

Thank you, Peter

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