# Gamma distributed RV

1. Mar 24, 2009

### S_David

Hello,

When writting a gamma distributed RV we need to know the shape and scale parameters. How to find the value of these parameters?

2. Mar 24, 2009

### Focus

What do you mean by find these parameters? Do you wish to estimate the parameters of a gamma distribution from some data?

3. Mar 24, 2009

### S_David

No, I meant if we are given the equation of the gamma distributed RV, how to find these parameters from this equation? Mathematically:
$$\gamma = \frac{\|\mathbf{h}\|^2P}{N_0}$$
where $$\mathbf{h}$$ is a column vector of Nakagami-m distributed RVs. Then how to find the scale and shape parameters from this equation?