Re: [R] median of gamma distribution

From: Thomas Lumley <>
Date: Sat 01 Jul 2006 - 01:49:25 EST

On Fri, 30 Jun 2006, Philip He wrote:

> Doese anyone know a R function to find the median of a gamma distribution?

It's not clear what you mean. If you know the parameters of a gamma distribution then qgamma() will give you any quantile.

If you have data and want to estimate the median then it's hard to beat median(), but you could use mle() to estimate the parameters and then qgamma().

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