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Gamma distributed RV

  1. Mar 24, 2009 #1

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

    Thanks in advance
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  3. Mar 24, 2009 #2
    What do you mean by find these parameters? Do you wish to estimate the parameters of a gamma distribution from some data?
  4. Mar 24, 2009 #3
    No, I meant if we are given the equation of the gamma distributed RV, how to find these parameters from this equation? Mathematically:
    [tex]\gamma = \frac{\|\mathbf{h}\|^2P}{N_0}[/tex]
    where [tex]\mathbf{h}[/tex] is a column vector of Nakagami-m distributed RVs. Then how to find the scale and shape parameters from this equation?
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