# Thread: Correct statistical notation - Gamma distribution with 3 parameters

1. ## 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.

Cheers!

Alonso

2. ## Re: Correct statistical notation - Gamma distribution with 3 parameters

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.