## 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.

- i.e.
## Useful in themselves, often used to generate differently distributed deviates.

## Distinguish between linear generators (discussed next) and nonlinear generators (do a web search).