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Python-bindings for CityHash, a fast non-cryptographic hash algorithm

Project description

A Python wrapper around CityHash

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Getting Started

To use this package in your program, simply type

pip install cityhash

After that, you should be able to import the module and do things with it (see Example Usage below).

Example Usage

The package contains 64- and 128-bit implementations of the CityHash algorithm, named as follows:

>>> from cityhash import CityHash32, CityHash64, CityHash128
>>> print(CityHash32("abc"))
>>> print(CityHash64("abc"))
>>> print(CityHash128("abc"))


For those who want to contribute, here is a quick start using some makefile commands:

git clone
cd python-cityhash
make env           # creates a Python virtualenv
make test          # runs both Python and C++ tests

See Also

For other fast non-cryptographic hashing implementations available as Python extensions, see MetroHash and xxHash.


The Python bindings were originally written by Alexander [Amper] Marshalov, then repackaged for PyPI (with minor improvements) by Eugene Scherba. The original CityHash algorithm is by Google.


This software is licensed under the MIT License. See the included LICENSE file for more information.

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