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Random numbers that lie within a specified range (typically 0 to 1), with any one number in the range as likely as any other, are uniform deviates.
- i.e. p(x) dx = dx if 0 < x < 1, 0 otherwise.
Useful in themselves, often used to generate differently distributed deviates.
Distinguish between linear generators (discussed next) and nonlinear generators (do a web search).