# Greyscale dilationΒΆ

This example illustrates greyscale mathematical morphology.

Python source code: plot_greyscale_dilation.py

```import numpy as np
from scipy import ndimage
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

im = np.zeros((64, 64))
np.random.seed(2)
x, y = (63*np.random.random((2, 8))).astype(np.int)
im[x, y] = np.arange(8)

bigger_points = ndimage.grey_dilation(im, size=(5, 5), structure=np.ones((5, 5)))

square = np.zeros((16, 16))
square[4:-4, 4:-4] = 1
dist = ndimage.distance_transform_bf(square)
dilate_dist = ndimage.grey_dilation(dist, size=(3, 3), \
structure=np.ones((3, 3)))

plt.figure(figsize=(12.5, 3))
plt.subplot(141)
plt.imshow(im, interpolation='nearest', cmap=plt.cm.spectral)
plt.axis('off')
plt.subplot(142)
plt.imshow(bigger_points, interpolation='nearest', cmap=plt.cm.spectral)
plt.axis('off')
plt.subplot(143)
plt.imshow(dist, interpolation='nearest', cmap=plt.cm.spectral)
plt.axis('off')
plt.subplot(144)
plt.imshow(dilate_dist, interpolation='nearest', cmap=plt.cm.spectral)
plt.axis('off')

plt.subplots_adjust(wspace=0, hspace=0.02, top=0.99, bottom=0.01, left=0.01, right=0.99)
plt.show()
```

Total running time of the example: 0.17 seconds ( 0 minutes 0.17 seconds)