# Generalized Gamma DistributionΒΆ

A general probability form that reduces to many common distributions. There are two shape parameters $$a>0$$ and $$c\neq0$$. The support is $$x\geq0$$.

\begin{eqnarray*} f\left(x;a,c\right) & = & \frac{\left|c\right|x^{ca-1}}{\Gamma\left(a\right)}\exp\left(-x^{c}\right)\\ F\left(x;a,c\right) & = & \left\{ \begin{array}{cc} \frac{\gamma\left(a,x^{c}\right)}{\Gamma\left(a\right)} & c>0\\ 1-\frac{\gamma\left(a,x^{c}\right)}{\Gamma\left(a\right)} & c<0 \end{array} \right. \\ G\left(q;a,c\right) & = & \left\{ \begin{array}{cc} \gamma^{-1} \left(a, \Gamma\left(a\right) q \right)^{1/c} & c>0 \\ \gamma^{-1} \left(a, \Gamma\left(a\right) \left(1-q\right) \right)^{1/c} & c<0 \end{array} \right. \end{eqnarray*}

where $$\gamma$$ is the lower incomplete gamma function, $$\gamma\left(s, x\right) = \int_0^x t^{s-1} e^{-t} dt$$.

\begin{eqnarray*} \mu_{n}^{\prime} & = & \frac{\Gamma\left(a+\frac{n}{c}\right)}{\Gamma\left(a\right)}\\ \mu & = & \frac{\Gamma\left(a+\frac{1}{c}\right)}{\Gamma\left(a\right)}\\ \mu_{2} & = & \frac{\Gamma\left(a+\frac{2}{c}\right)}{\Gamma\left(a\right)}-\mu^{2}\\ \gamma_{1} & = & \frac{\Gamma\left(a+\frac{3}{c}\right)/\Gamma\left(a\right)-3\mu\mu_{2}-\mu^{3}}{\mu_{2}^{3/2}}\\ \gamma_{2} & = & \frac{\Gamma\left(a+\frac{4}{c}\right)/\Gamma\left(a\right)-4\mu\mu_{3}-6\mu^{2}\mu_{2}-\mu^{4}}{\mu_{2}^{2}}-3\\ m_{d} & = & \left(\frac{ac-1}{c}\right)^{1/c}\end{eqnarray*}

Special cases are Weibull $$\left(a=1\right)$$, half-normal $$\left(a=1/2,c=2\right)$$ and ordinary gamma distributions $$c=1.$$ If $$c=-1$$ then it is the inverted gamma distribution.

$h\left[X\right]=a-a\Psi\left(a\right)+\frac{1}{c}\Psi\left(a\right)+\log\Gamma\left(a\right)-\log\left|c\right|.$

Implementation: scipy.stats.gengamma

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