A memory-efficient packed representation for bit arrays in pure Python
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With regard to the basic purpose of the module, it defines the BitVector class as a memory-efficient packed representation for bit arrays. The class comes with a large number of methods for using the representation in diverse applications such as computer security, computer vision, etc.
Version 3.5.0 makes the module compatible with Python 3.9 and also reverts __add__ to its implementation in 3.4.8 to get around a bug.
Version 3.4.9 includes significantly faster implementations for concatenating and extending bitvectors.
The class is provided with the following operators/methods:
__eq__, __ne__, __lt__, __le__, __gt__, __ge__
count_bits_sparse (faster for sparse bit vectors)
gcd (for greatest common divisor)
gf_divide_by_modulus (for modular divisions in GF(2^n))
gf_MI (for multiplicative inverse in GF(2^n))
gf_multiply (for multiplications in GF(2))
gf_multiply_modular (for multiplications in GF(2^n))
int_val (for returning the integer value)
is_power_of_2_sparse (faster for sparse bit vectors)
shift_left (for non-circular left shift)
shift_right (for non-circular right shift)
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