Implementations for Coalesced Hashing

  title={Implementations for Coalesced Hashing},
  author={Jeffrey Scott Vitter},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
The coalesced hashing method is one of the faster searching methods known today. This paper is a practical study of coalesced hashing for use by those who intend to implement or further study the algorithm. Techniques are developed for tuning an important parameter that relates the sizes of the address region and the cellar in order to optimize the average running times of different implementations. A value for the parameter is reported that works well in most cases. Detailed graphs explain how… CONTINUE READING