# gamma.dispersion

From MASS v7.3-51.5
by Brian Ripley

##### Calculate the MLE of the Gamma Dispersion Parameter in a GLM Fit

A front end to `gamma.shape`

for convenience. Finds the
reciprocal of the estimate of the shape parameter only.

- Keywords
- models

##### Usage

`gamma.dispersion(object, …)`

##### Arguments

- object
Fitted model object giving the gamma fit.

- …
Additional arguments passed on to

`gamma.shape`

.

##### Value

The MLE of the dispersion parameter of the gamma distribution.

##### References

Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002)
*Modern Applied Statistics with S.* Fourth edition. Springer.

##### See Also

`gamma.shape.glm`

, including the example on its help page.

*Documentation reproduced from package MASS, version 7.3-51.5, License: GPL-2 | GPL-3*

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