# Beta DistributionΒΆ

There are two shape parameters $$a,b > 0$$ and the support is $$x\in[0,1]$$.

\begin{eqnarray*} f\left(x;a,b\right) & = & \frac{\Gamma\left(a+b\right)}{\Gamma\left(a\right)\Gamma\left(b\right)}x^{a-1}\left(1-x\right)^{b-1} \\ F\left(x;a,b\right) & = & \int_{0}^{x}f\left(y;a,b\right)dy=I\left(x;a,b\right)\\ G\left(q;a,b\right) & = & I^{-1}\left(q;a,b\right)\\ M\left(t\right) & = & \frac{\Gamma\left(a\right)\Gamma\left(b\right)}{\Gamma\left(a+b\right)}\,_{1}F_{1}\left(a;a+b;t\right)\\ \mu & = & \frac{a}{a+b}\\ \mu_{2} & = & \frac{ab\left(a+b+1\right)}{\left(a+b\right)^{2}}\\ \gamma_{1} & = & 2\frac{b-a}{a+b+2}\sqrt{\frac{a+b+1}{ab}}\\ \gamma_{2} & = & \frac{6\left(a^{3}+a^{2}\left(1-2b\right)+b^{2}\left(b+1\right)-2ab\left(b+2\right)\right)}{ab\left(a+b+2\right)\left(a+b+3\right)}\\ m_{d} & = & \frac{\left(a-1\right)}{\left(a+b-2\right)}\, a+b\neq2\end{eqnarray*}

where $$I\left(x;a,b\right)$$ is the regularized incomplete Beta function. $$f\left(x;a,1\right)$$ is also called the Power-function distribution.

$l_{\mathbf{x}}\left(a,b\right)=-N\log\Gamma\left(a+b\right)+N\log\Gamma\left(a\right)+N\log\Gamma\left(b\right)-N\left(a-1\right)\overline{\log\mathbf{x}}-N\left(b-1\right)\overline{\log\left(1-\mathbf{x}\right)}$

Implementation: scipy.stats.beta

#### Previous topic

Arcsine Distribution

#### Next topic

Beta Prime Distribution