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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Investigating Hash Distribution

A college asked me for a hash function on strings that return an integer between 0 to N. Before diving in, I decided to take the lazy path and check if Python's hash function is good enough.

Luckily, ipython notebook --pylab=inline makes that a breeze.
Check out the notebook here.

And yes, we decided to stick with this solution. I guess we're at least 1/3 programmers.

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