Index: The Book of Statistical ProofsProbability Distributions ▷ Univariate continuous distributions ▷ Gamma distribution ▷ Definition

Definition: Let $X$ be a random variable. Then, $X$ is said to follow a gamma distribution with shape $a$ and rate $b$

\[\label{eq:gam} X \sim \mathrm{Gam}(a, b) \; ,\]

if and only if its probability density function is given by

\[\label{eq:gam-pdf} \mathrm{Gam}(x; a, b) = \frac{b^a}{\Gamma(a)} x^{a-1} \exp[-b x], \quad x > 0\]

where $a > 0$ and $b > 0$, and the density is zero, if $x \leq 0$.


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