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    This is a fork of Callidon/bloom-filters using lemire/FastBitSet.js as a data structure. Original project uses plain JS arrays filled with numbers which could be quite heavy on memory.

    JavaScript/TypeScript implementation of probabilistic data structures: Bloom Filter (and its derived), HyperLogLog, Count-Min Sketch, Top-K and MinHash. This package rely on non-cryptographic hash functions.

    📕Online documentation

    Keywords: bloom filter, cuckoo filter, KyperLogLog, MinHash, Top-K, probabilistic data-structures.

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    npm install bitset-bloom-filters --save

    Supported platforms

    Data structures

    Classic Bloom Filter

    A Bloom filter is a space-efficient probabilistic data structure, conceived by Burton Howard Bloom in 1970, that is used to test whether an element is a member of a set. False positive matches are possible, but false negatives are not.

    Reference: Bloom, B. H. (1970). Space/time trade-offs in hash coding with allowable errors. Communications of the ACM, 13(7), 422-426. (Full text article)


    • add(element: string) -> void: add an element into the filter.
    • has(element: string) -> boolean: Test an element for membership, returning False if the element is definitively not in the filter and True is the element might be in the filter.
    • equals(other: BloomFilter) -> boolean: Test if two filters are equals.
    • rate() -> number: compute the filter's false positive rate (or error rate).
    const { BloomFilter } = require('bloom-filters')
    // create a Bloom Filter with a size of 10 and 4 hash functions
    let filter = new BloomFilter(10, 4)
    // insert data
    // lookup for some data
    console.log(filter.has('bob')) // output: true
    console.log(filter.has('daniel')) // output: false
    // print the error rate
    // alternatively, create a bloom filter optimal for a number of items and a desired error rate
    const items = ['alice', 'bob']
    const errorRate = 0.04 // 4 % error rate
    filter = BloomFilter.create(items.length, errorRate)
    // or create a bloom filter optimal for a collections of items and a desired error rate
    filter = BloomFilter.from(items, errorRate)

    Every hash function is seeded

    By default every hash function is seeded with an internal seed which is equal to 0x1234567890. If you want to change it:

    const { BloomFilter } = require('bloom-filter')
    const bl = new BloomFilter(...)
    console.log(bl.seed) // 78187493520
    bl.seed = 0xABCD
    console.log(bl.seed) // 43981


    See documentation online or generate it in directory doc/ with: npm run doc


    Running with Mocha + Chai

    # run tests
    npm test


    • Classic Bloom Filter: Bloom, B. H. (1970). Space/time trade-offs in hash coding with allowable errors. Communications of the ACM, 13(7), 422-426.


    Version Release date Major changes
    v0.1.0 08/05/2021 Classic only implementation with FastBitSet


    MIT License


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