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    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
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    Re: Correct statistical notation - Gamma distribution with 3 parameters

    Quote Originally Posted by DerWundermann View Post
    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.
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    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.
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