Linear hashing is awesome

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Mathias Bæk Tejs Knudsen

We consider the hash function h(x) = ((ax + b) mod p) mod n where a, b are chosen uniformly at random from { 0, 1, . . ., p - 1} . We prove that when we use h(x) in hashing with chaining to insert n elements into a table of size n the expected length of the longest chain is Õ ( n 1 / 3) . The proof also generalizes to give the same bound when we use the multiply-shift hash function by Dietzfelbinger et al. [J. Algorithms, 25 (1997), pp. 19-51].

Original languageEnglish
JournalSIAM Journal on Computing
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)736-741
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Research areas

  • Hashing, Hashing with chaining, Linear hashing

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