# 2.6.8.18. Greyscale dilationΒΆ

This example illustrates greyscale mathematical morphology.

```import numpy as np
import scipy as sp
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

im = np.zeros((64, 64))
rng = np.random.default_rng(27446968)
x, y = (63 * rng.random((2, 8))).astype(int)
im[x, y] = np.arange(8)

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

square = np.zeros((16, 16))
square[4:-4, 4:-4] = 1
dist = sp.ndimage.distance_transform_bf(square)
dilate_dist = sp.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.nipy_spectral)
plt.axis("off")
plt.subplot(142)
plt.imshow(bigger_points, interpolation="nearest", cmap=plt.cm.nipy_spectral)
plt.axis("off")
plt.subplot(143)
plt.imshow(dist, interpolation="nearest", cmap=plt.cm.nipy_spectral)
plt.axis("off")
plt.subplot(144)
plt.imshow(dilate_dist, interpolation="nearest", cmap=plt.cm.nipy_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 script: (0 minutes 0.054 seconds)

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