Draw samples from a Standard Gamma distribution.
Samples are drawn from a Gamma distribution with specified parameters, shape (sometimes designated “k”) and scale=1.
Parameters :  shape : float
size : int or tuple of ints


Returns :  samples : ndarray or scalar

See also
Notes
The probability density for the Gamma distribution is
where is the shape and the scale, and is the Gamma function.
The Gamma distribution is often used to model the times to failure of electronic components, and arises naturally in processes for which the waiting times between Poisson distributed events are relevant.
References
[R171]  Weisstein, Eric W. “Gamma Distribution.” From MathWorld–A Wolfram Web Resource. http://mathworld.wolfram.com/GammaDistribution.html 
[R172]  Wikipedia, “Gammadistribution”, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gammadistribution 
Examples
Draw samples from the distribution:
>>> shape, scale = 2., 1. # mean and width
>>> s = np.random.standard_gamma(shape, 1000000)
Display the histogram of the samples, along with the probability density function:
>>> import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
>>> import scipy.special as sps
>>> count, bins, ignored = plt.hist(s, 50, normed=True)
>>> y = bins**(shape1) * ((np.exp(bins/scale))/ \
... (sps.gamma(shape) * scale**shape))
>>> plt.plot(bins, y, linewidth=2, color='r')
>>> plt.show()
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