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# Gamma Distribution

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The Gamma distribution is defined in terms of a shape factor, a scale factor, and a location factor. The two-parameter version of this distribution is more commonly used in practice. The three-parameter Gamma distribution is also referred to as the Pearson Type III distribution.

### Parameters

- shape parameter ()
- scale parameter ()
- location parameter ( yields the two-parameter Gamma distribution)

## Gamma Distribution Fitting

EasyFit allows to automatically or manually fit the Gamma distribution and 55 additional distributions to your data, compare the results, and select the best fitting model using the goodness of fit tests and interactive graphs. Watch the short video about EasyFit and get your free trial.

## Gamma Distribution Graphs and Properties

EasyFit displays all graphs and properties of the Gamma distribution, presenting the results in an easy to read & understand manner. EasyFit calculates statistical moments (mean, variance etc.), quantiles, tail probabilities depending on the distribution parameters you specify.

## Random Numbers from the Gamma Distribution

You can easily generate random numbers from the Gamma distribution in a variety of ways:

• directly from EasyFit
• in Excel sheets using the worksheet functions provided by EasyFitXL
• in your VBA applications using the EasyFitXL library

## Excel Worksheet and VBA Functions

EasyFitXL enables you to use the following functions in your Excel sheets and VBA applications:

Function Name
Description
`GammaPdf` Probability Density Function
`GammaCdf` Cumulative Distribution Function
`GammaHaz` Hazard Function
`GammaInv` Inverse CDF (Quantile Function)
`GammaRand` Random Numbers
`GammaMean` Mean
`GammaVar` Variance
`GammaStdev` Standard Deviation