# Parameter

Parameter (from Ancient Greek παρά also “para” meaning “beside, subsidiary” and μέτρον also “metron” meaning “measure”) can be interpreted in mathematics, logic, linguistics, environmental science and other disciplines.

In its common meaning, the term is used to identify a characteristic, a feature, a measurable factor that can help in defining a particular system. A Parameter is an important element to take into consideration for the evaluation or for the comprehension of an event, a project or any situation.

### Other articles related to "parameters, parameter":

Log-logistic Distribution - Characterisation
... The one shown here gives reasonably interpretable parameters and a simple form for the cumulative distribution function ... The parameter is a scale parameter and is also the median of the distribution ... The parameter is a shape parameter ...
Local Parameter - Introduction
... This has an algebraic resemblance with the concept of a uniformizing parameter (or just uniformizer) found in the context of discrete valuation rings in commutative algebra a uniformizing parameter for the ... The link comes from the fact that a local parameter at P will be a uniformizing parameter for the DVR (, ), whence the name ...
Shape Parameter
... In probability theory and statistics, a shape parameter is a kind of numerical parameter of a parametric family of probability distributions ...
Log-logistic Distribution - Related Distributions
... distribution) Beta prime distribution If X has a log-logistic distribution with scale parameter and shape parameter then Y = log(X) has a logistic distribution with location parameter and ... As the shape parameter of the log-logistic distribution increases, its shape increasingly resembles that of a (very narrow) logistic distribution ... Informally, as →∞, The log-logistic distribution with shape parameter and scale parameter is the same as the generalized Pareto distribution with location parameter, shape parameter and scale ...
Parameter - Logic
... In logic, the parameters passed to (or operated on by) an open predicate are called parameters by some authors (e.g ... Parameters locally defined within the predicate are called variables ... Others (maybe most) just call parameters passed to (or operated on by) an open predicate variables, and when defining substitution have to distinguish between free ...