hashblot

Functions for hash visualization.

hashblot

Expressive hash visualization - http://hashblot.com

Hashblot, at its most general level, is an algorithm for visualizing hash functions, by interpreting a sequence of bytes as a series of curves.

This repository contains a JavaScript library for converting byte sequences to paths, and an HTML file that takes that output for the SHA-1 hash of a string and displays the resulting image. See the "Methods" section for the exact functionality it provides.

For Node.js/browserify:

npm install --save hashblot

For Bower:

bower install hashblot

hashblot.js will assign to exports.module if present, and window.hashblot if not, allowing it to be required as a Node/browserify module or included as a <script> source.

Takes an array of coordinates with a length divisible by 4 and converts it to an SVG Path Description string, like so:

  1. Prefix the entire string with 'M' + the last two numbers, denoting that the 'pen' should be moved to the last position in the shape before drawing the curves, so it will finish as a closed path where it started.
  2. Append "Q", followed by all the passed-in coordinates separated by commas, to denote a series of absolute-positioned quadratic Bézier curves, with each even pair of numbers as the X and Y coordinates of the control point, and each odd pair of numbers as the X and Y coordinates of the end point.

This function is meant to be used with an array of bytes returned from a hash function. For scenarios where you only have a hexadecimal string, you can use hashblot.hexBytes to convert a hexadecimal string to an array of bytes.

Takes an array of coordinates with a length divisible by 4 and an optional object implementing the CanvasPathMethods moveTo and quadraticCurveTo.

This function applies moveTo and quadraticCurveTo operations for the given hash (as described in hashblot.pd.q) to the given object. If no object is given, this function will create a new Path2D() and return that.

These are versions of hashblot.pd.q and hashblot.path2d.q (respectively) that take a string, which is then converted to its SHA-1 hash and used with the corresponding function.

When module is defined, this function will require and use the crypto module to produce the SHA-1 hash.

Otherwise, it will use whatever "sha1" function is bound (see hashblot.sha1 below).

The SHA-1 function for hashblot.sha1qpd and hashblot.sha1qpath2d is bound to whatever value of hashblot.sha1 is defined when one of these functions is first called.

It can be bound sooner by calling hashblot.bindSha1, with an optional argument containing the SHA-1 function to use.

In browser environments where there are multiple potential SHA-1 implementations available, you can use any_sha1 to automatically define the appropriate function to use:

hashblot.bindSha1(any_sha1.from(any_sha1.utf8.bytes));

You can also copy the appropriate function for your specific library (as this module's index.html does, for Rusha).

See index.html for an example of using hashblot.js to generate an image.

For things you can use hashblot images to accomplish, see the About page.

The underlying methods of hashblot are released in the public domain.

The specific code of this implementation (hashblot.js and index.html) is released into the public domain under the terms of the Unlicense:

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