# Weibull: Create a Weibull distribution In distributions3: Probability Distributions as S3 Objects

 Weibull R Documentation

## Create a Weibull distribution

### Description

Generalization of the gamma distribution. Often used in survival and time-to-event analyses.

### Usage

Weibull(shape, scale)


### Arguments

 shape The shape parameter k. Can be any positive real number. scale The scale parameter λ. Can be any positive real number.

### Details

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In the following, let X be a Weibull random variable with success probability p = p.

Support: R^+ and zero.

Mean: λ Γ(1+1/k), where Γ is the gamma function.

Variance: λ [ Γ (1 + \frac{2}{k} ) - (Γ(1+ \frac{1}{k}))^2 ]

Probability density function (p.d.f):

f(x) = \frac{k}{λ}(\frac{x}{λ})^{k-1}e^{-(x/λ)^k}, x ≥ 0

Cumulative distribution function (c.d.f):

F(x) = 1 - e^{-(x/λ)^k}, x ≥ 0

Moment generating function (m.g.f):

∑_{n=0}^∞ \frac{t^nλ^n}{n!} Γ(1+n/k), k ≥ 1

### Value

A Weibull object.

Other continuous distributions: Beta(), Cauchy(), ChiSquare(), Erlang(), Exponential(), FisherF(), Frechet(), GEV(), GP(), Gamma(), Gumbel(), LogNormal(), Logistic(), Normal(), RevWeibull(), StudentsT(), Tukey(), Uniform()

### Examples


set.seed(27)

X <- Weibull(0.3, 2)
X

random(X, 10)

pdf(X, 2)
log_pdf(X, 2)

cdf(X, 4)
quantile(X, 0.7)


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