# Correct statistical notation - Gamma distribution with 3 parameters

• Jan 29th 2014, 04:20 AM
DerWundermann
Correct statistical notation - Gamma distribution with 3 parameters
Hello!

Let's say a random variable has a normal distribution with mean 10 and variance 100. An appropriate notation is:

X ~ N(10,100)

Similarly, a random variable X with a uniform distribution on the interval 2 and 4 may be represented by

X ~U(2,4)

However, I am unsure how to express that a random variable has a gamma distribution with shape ==1, scale ==2 and location ==10.

Thanks in advance for your time and help.

Cheers!

Alonso
• Jan 29th 2014, 06:10 AM
romsek
Re: Correct statistical notation - Gamma distribution with 3 parameters
Quote:

Originally Posted by DerWundermann
Hello!

Let's say a random variable has a normal distribution with mean 10 and variance 100. An appropriate notation is:

X ~ N(10,100)

Similarly, a random variable X with a uniform distribution on the interval 2 and 4 may be represented by

X ~U(2,4)

However, I am unsure how to express that a random variable has a gamma distribution with shape ==1, scale ==2 and location ==10.

Thanks in advance for your time and help.

Cheers!

Alonso

I'm not seeing anything in bright neon lights that says "this is how you notate the gamma distribution".

you can check out the wiki page for a few examples.
• Jan 30th 2014, 05:06 AM
DerWundermann
Re: Correct statistical notation - Gamma distribution with 3 parameters
Many thanks for your help. I had already checked that, but I am sure there is a more elegant way.