hashed-permutation

A fast, instant-access way to permute a range of numbers


Keywords
permutation, fast, hashed, instant, permute, hash, shuffle
License
MIT

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hashed-permutation

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Synopsis

This is an implementation of Andrew Kensler's hashed permutation, which allows you to take an array of the elements [0 ... n) and shuffle it with no memory overhead and very little computational overhead. This works by using a clever hash function to effectively permute all of the elements in the array.

Basically, you get a nearly free method to shuffle a bunch of numbers. This allows you to sample with no replacement, without needing to save all of the numbers in the range (0...n).

You can find the paper here: https://graphics.pixar.com/library/MultiJitteredSampling/paper.pdf