Uniform Distributions

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The uniform distributions (continuous) are probability distributions such that all intervals of the same length are equally probable.

Uses of the uniform distribution

In statistics, when a p-value is used as a test statistic for a simple null hypothesis, and the distribution of the test statistic is continuous, then the test statistic is uniformly distributed between 0 and 1 if the null hypothesis is true.

Although the uniform distribution is not commonly found in nature, it is particularly useful for sampling from arbitrary distributions.

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