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About the history of gamma distribution?

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Wiki User
06/12/2009

According to the links, Karl Pearson was first to formally introduce the gamma distribution. However, the symbol gamma for the gamma function, as a part of calculus, originated far earlier, by Legrenge (1752 to 1853). The beta and gamma functions are related. Please review the related links, particularly the second one from Wikipedia.