Randomness of Python's random

I'm using Python to generate images using dashed lines for stippling. The period of the dashing is constant, what changes is dash/space ratio. This produces something like this:

I'm using Python to generate images using dashed lines for stippling. The period of the dashing is constant, what changes is dash/space ratio. This produces something like this:

However in that image the dashing has a uniform origin and this creates unsightly vertical gutters. So I tried to randomize the origin to remove the gutters. This sort of works but there is an obvious pattern:

Wondering where this comes from I made a very simple test case with stacked dashed straight lines:

  • dash ratio: 50%
  • dash period 20px
  • origin shift from -10px to +10px using random.uniform(-10.,+10.)(*) (after an initial random.seed()

And with added randomness:

So there is still pattern. What I don't understand is that to get a visible gutter you need to have 6 or 7 consecutive values falling in the same range (says, half the total range), which should be a 1/64 probability but seems to happen a lot more often in the 200 lines generated.

Am I misunderstanding something? Is it just our human brain which is seeing patterns where there is none? Could there be a better way to generate something more "visually random" (python 2.7, and preferably without installing anything)?

(*) partial pixels are valid in that context

Annex: the code I use (this is a Gimp script):

#!/usr/bin/env python
# -*- coding: iso-8859-15 -*-
Python script for Gimp (requires Gimp 2.10)
Run on a 400x400 image to see something without having to wait too much
Menu entry is in "Test" submenu of image menubar

import random,traceback
from gimpfu import *

def constant(minShift,maxShift):
return 0

def triangle(minShift,maxShift):
return random.triangular(minShift,maxShift)

def uniform(minShift,maxShift):
return random.uniform(minShift,maxShift)

def gauss(minShift,maxShift):
return random.gauss((minShift+maxShift)/2,(maxShift-minShift)/2)

variants=[('Constant',constant),('Triangle',triangle),('Uniform',uniform),('Gauss',gauss)]

def generate(image,name,generator):
random.seed()
layer=gimp.Layer(image, name, image.width, image.height, RGB_IMAGE,100, LAYER_MODE_NORMAL)
image.add_layer(layer,0)
layer.fill(FILL_WHITE)
path=pdb.gimp_vectors_new(image,name)

# Generate path, horizontal lines are 2px apart, 
# Start on left has a random offset, end is on the right edge right edge
for i in range(1,image.height, 2):
    shift=generator(-10.,10.)
    points=[shift,i]*3+[image.width,i]*3
    pdb.gimp_vectors_stroke_new_from_points(path,0, len(points),points,False)
pdb.gimp_image_add_vectors(image, path, 0)

# Stroke the path
pdb.gimp_context_set_foreground(gimpcolor.RGB(0, 0, 0, 255))
pdb.gimp_context_set_stroke_method(STROKE_LINE)
pdb.gimp_context_set_line_cap_style(0)
pdb.gimp_context_set_line_join_style(0)
pdb.gimp_context_set_line_miter_limit(0.)
pdb.gimp_context_set_line_width(2)
pdb.gimp_context_set_line_dash_pattern(2,[5,5])
pdb.gimp_drawable_edit_stroke_item(layer,path)

def randomTest(image):
image.undo_group_start()
gimp.context_push()

try:
    for name,generator in variants:
        generate(image,name,generator)
except Exception as e:
    print e.args[0]
    pdb.gimp_message(e.args[0])
    traceback.print_exc()

gimp.context_pop()
image.undo_group_end()
return;

Registration

desc="Python random test"

register(
"randomize-test",desc,'','','','',desc,"*",
[(PF_IMAGE, "image", "Input image", None),],[],
randomTest,menu="<Image>/Test",
)

main()


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