Class "GammaParameter"

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Description

The parameter of a gamma distribution, used by Gammad-class

Objects from the Class

Objects can be created by calls of the form new("GammaParameter", shape, scale). Usually an object of this class is not needed on its own, it is generated automatically when an object of the class Gammad is instantiated.

Slots

shape

Object of class "numeric": the shape of a Gamma distribution

scale

Object of class "numeric": the scale of a Gamma distribution

name

Object of class "character": a name / comment for the parameters

Extends

Class "Parameter", directly.

Methods

initialize

signature(.Object = "GammaParameter"): initialize method

scale

signature(object = "GammaParameter"): returns the slot scale of a parameter of a Gamma distribution

scale<-

signature(object = "GammaParameter"): modifies the slot scale of a parameter of a Gamma distribution

shape

signature(object = "GammaParameter"): returns the slot shape of a parameter of a Gamma distribution

shape<-

signature(object = "GammaParameter"): modifies the slot shape of a parameter of a Gamma distribution

Author(s)

Thomas Stabla statho3@web.de,
Florian Camphausen fcampi@gmx.de,
Peter Ruckdeschel peter.ruckdeschel@uni-oldenburg.de,
Matthias Kohl Matthias.Kohl@stamats.de

See Also

Gammad-class Parameter-class

Examples

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W <- new("GammaParameter",scale=1,shape=1)
shape(W) # shape of this distribution is 1.
shape(W) <- 2 # shape of this distribution is now 2.

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