In Excel 2010, the Gammadist function has been replaced by the Gamma.Dist function, which has improved accuracy.

Although it has been replaced, the Gammadist function is still available in Excel 2010 (stored in the list of compatibility functions), to allow compatibility with earlier versions of Excel.

However, the Gammadist function may not be available in future versions of Excel, so it is advised that you use the Gamma.Dist function if possible.

Related Function:
GAMMAINV

## Function Description

The Excel Gammadist function returns the Gamma Distribution, which is frequently used to provide probabilities for values that may have a skewed distribution, such as queuing analysis.

The user can specify whether the cumulative distribution or the probability density function should be calculated.

The syntax of the Gammadist function is:

GAMMADIST( x, alpha, beta, cumulative )

where the function arguments are as follows:

x-The value at which you want to evaluate the function (must be ≥ 0).
alpha-A parameter of the distribution.
beta-

A parameter of the distribution.

(Note: if beta=0, then the Standard Gamma distribution is calculated).
cumulative-

A logical argument that specifies the type of gamma distribution to be calculated. This can have the value TRUE or FALSE, meaning:

 TRUE - Calculate the cumulative distribution function; FALSE - Calculate the probability density function.

### Example 1 - Probability Density Function Gamma Probability Density Distribution with α=3 & β=2

The above chart on the right shows the probability density function for the gamma distribution with α = 3 and β = 2.

If you want to calculate the value of this function at the value x = 6, this can be done using the Excel Gammadist function, as follows:

=GAMMADIST( 6, 3, 2, FALSE )

This returns the result 0.112020904.

### Example 2 - Cumulative Distribution Function Cumulative Gamma Distribution Function with α=3 & β=2

The above chart on the right shows the Cumulative Gamma Distribution with the parameter α = 3 and the parameter β = 2.

If you want to calculate the value of this function at the value x = 6, this can be done using the Excel Gammadist function, as follows:

=GAMMADIST( 6, 3, 2, TRUE )

In this case, the function returns the result 0.576809919.

For further examples of the Excel Gammadist function, see the Microsoft Office website.