# Thread: Is Gamma(1,1) distribution the same as Exp(1) distribution?

1. ## Is Gamma(1,1) distribution the same as Exp(1) distribution?

Basically im looking at a prior distribution for a random sample x1,x2....xn and im told to use an Exp(1) prior distribution.

So would this look the same as using gamma(1,1)?

2. yes an exponential(Beta)=Gamma(1,Beta)