**Special Cases**

The inverse Gaussian and gamma distributions are special cases of the generalized inverse Gaussian distribution for *p* = -1/2 and *b* = 0, respectively. Specifically, an inverse Gaussian distribution of the form

is a GIG with, and . A Gamma distribution of the form

is a GIG with, and .

Other special cases include the inverse-gamma distribution, for *a*=0, and the hyperbolic distribution, for *p*=0.

Read more about this topic: Generalized Inverse Gaussian Distribution

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