# std::gamma_distribution::alpha, beta

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RealType alpha() const; |
(1) | (since C++11) |

RealType beta() const; |
(2) | (since C++11) |

Returns the distribution parameters the distribution has been constructed with.

1) Returns the α distribution parameter. It is also known as the shape parameter. The default value is 1.0.

2) Returns the β distribution parameter. It is also known as the scale parameter. The default value is 1.0.

### [edit] Parameters

(none)

### [edit] Return value

1) Floating point value identifying the α parameter

2) Floating point value identifying the β parameter

### [edit] See also

gets or sets the distribution parameter object (public member function) |