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How to derive the mode of a Gamma Distribution

  1. Nov 22, 2011 #1
    Do I take the derivative of the density fct and set it equal to 0, then solve for t?
     
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  3. Nov 23, 2011 #2
    Yes, for the first derivative in the unimodal case. However, the problem is more interesting for multimodal distributions. The following article discusses an analytic approach to finding the modes of mixed Gaussian distributions.

    http://faculty.ucmerced.edu/mcarreira-perpinan/papers/pami00.pdf
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2011
  4. Nov 23, 2011 #3
    thanks. great article
     
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