gamma random variable

gamma random variable

[¦gam·ə ¦ran·dəm ′ver·ē·ə·bəl]
(mathematics)
A random variable that has a gamma distribution.
References in periodicals archive ?
Jorgensen and Souza (1994) suggested a Poisson sum of Gamma random variables called Tweedie to estimate insurance risk.
MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] are independent identically distributed Gamma random variables (continuous variables).
it] in Equation 2 are independent and identically distributed gamma random variables with means [[lambda].
We examined the robustness of statistical inferences about [rho] to the normal approximation for [delta] (see Simulations section) when [delta] is actually a log ratio of gamma random variables.
We examined the robustness of the GLMM results to the assumption of a normal distribution for the random effects, [delta], when in fact [delta] was the log of a ratio of two independent and identically distributed gamma random variables with Var([dekta])= [[sigma].