random command is used to create a random point cloud. It uses
readers.faux to create a point cloud containing
drawn randomly from either a uniform or normal distribution. For the uniform
distribution, the bounds can be specified (they default to a unit cube). For
the normal distribution, the mean and standard deviation can both be set for
each of the x, y, and z dimensions.
$ pdal random <output>
--output, -o Output file name --compress, -z Compress output data (if supported by output format) --count How many points should we write? --bounds Extent (in XYZ to clip output to) --mean A comma-separated or quoted, space-separated list of means (normal mode): --mean 0.0,0.0,0.0 --mean "0.0 0.0 0.0" --stdev A comma-separated or quoted, space-separated list of standard deviations (normal mode): --stdev 0.0,0.0,0.0 --stdev "0.0 0.0 0.0" --distribution Distribution (uniform / normal)