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Creating a Simple Bloom Filter in Python

Max Burstein:

Bloom filters are super efficient data structures that allow us to tell if an object is most likely in a data set or not by checking a few bits. Bloom filters return some false positives but no false negatives. Luckily we can control the amount of false positives we receive with a trade off of time and memory.

Explanations and code included.

Original title and link: Creating a Simple Bloom Filter in Python (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)

via: http://maxburstein.com/blog/creating-a-simple-bloom-filter/