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Hash Maps: Python
Creating the Compression Function

Hashing functions return a wide range of integers. In order to transform these values into useful indices for our array we need a compression function. A compression function uses modular arithmetic to calculate an array index for a hash map when given a hash code.

Instructions

1.

Create a .compressor() method for your hash map.

It should take two parameters: self and hash_code.

2.

Take the modulus of the hash code by the map’s array_size in order to reduce the hash code to a possible index for the array.

Return the modulus.

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