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package bitset

import ""

Package bitset implements bitsets, a mapping between non-negative integers and boolean values. It should be more efficient than map[uint] bool.

It provides methods for setting, clearing, flipping, and testing individual integers.

But it also provides set intersection, union, difference, complement, and symmetric operations, as well as tests to check whether any, all, or no bits are set, and querying a bitset's current length and number of positive bits.

BitSets are expanded to the size of the largest set bit; the memory allocation is approximately Max bits, where Max is the largest set bit. BitSets are never shrunk. On creation, a hint can be given for the number of bits that will be used.

Many of the methods, including Set,Clear, and Flip, return a BitSet pointer, which allows for chaining.

Example use:

import "bitset"
var b BitSet
if b.Test(1000) {
if B.Intersection(bitset.New(100).Set(10)).Count() > 1 {
	fmt.Println("Intersection works.")

As an alternative to BitSets, one should check out the 'big' package, which provides a (less set-theoretical) view of bitsets.



Package Files

bitset.go popcnt.go popcnt_19.go trailing_zeros_19.go

func Base64StdEncoding Uses

func Base64StdEncoding()

Base64StdEncoding Marshal/Unmarshal BitSet with base64.StdEncoding(Default: base64.URLEncoding)

func Cap Uses

func Cap() uint

Cap returns the total possible capacity, or number of bits

func LittleEndian Uses

func LittleEndian()

LittleEndian Marshal/Unmarshal Binary as Little Endian(Default: binary.BigEndian)

type BitSet Uses

type BitSet struct {
    // contains filtered or unexported fields

A BitSet is a set of bits. The zero value of a BitSet is an empty set of length 0.

func From Uses

func From(buf []uint64) *BitSet

From is a constructor used to create a BitSet from an array of integers

func New Uses

func New(length uint) (bset *BitSet)

New creates a new BitSet with a hint that length bits will be required

func (*BitSet) All Uses

func (b *BitSet) All() bool

All returns true if all bits are set, false otherwise. Returns true for empty sets.

func (*BitSet) Any Uses

func (b *BitSet) Any() bool

Any returns true if any bit is set, false otherwise

func (*BitSet) BinaryStorageSize Uses

func (b *BitSet) BinaryStorageSize() int

BinaryStorageSize returns the binary storage requirements

func (*BitSet) Bytes Uses

func (b *BitSet) Bytes() []uint64

Bytes returns the bitset as array of integers

func (*BitSet) Clear Uses

func (b *BitSet) Clear(i uint) *BitSet

Clear bit i to 0

func (*BitSet) ClearAll Uses

func (b *BitSet) ClearAll() *BitSet

ClearAll clears the entire BitSet

func (*BitSet) Clone Uses

func (b *BitSet) Clone() *BitSet

Clone this BitSet

func (*BitSet) Complement Uses

func (b *BitSet) Complement() (result *BitSet)

Complement computes the (local) complement of a biset (up to length bits)

func (*BitSet) Copy Uses

func (b *BitSet) Copy(c *BitSet) (count uint)

Copy into a destination BitSet Returning the size of the destination BitSet like array copy

func (*BitSet) Count Uses

func (b *BitSet) Count() uint

Count (number of set bits). Also known as "popcount" or "popularity count".

func (*BitSet) DeleteAt Uses

func (b *BitSet) DeleteAt(i uint) *BitSet

DeleteAt deletes the bit at the given index position from within the bitset All the bits residing on the left of the deleted bit get shifted right by 1 The running time of this operation may potentially be relatively slow, O(length)

func (*BitSet) Difference Uses

func (b *BitSet) Difference(compare *BitSet) (result *BitSet)

Difference of base set and other set This is the BitSet equivalent of &^ (and not)

func (*BitSet) DifferenceCardinality Uses

func (b *BitSet) DifferenceCardinality(compare *BitSet) uint

DifferenceCardinality computes the cardinality of the differnce

func (*BitSet) DumpAsBits Uses

func (b *BitSet) DumpAsBits() string

DumpAsBits dumps a bit set as a string of bits

func (*BitSet) Equal Uses

func (b *BitSet) Equal(c *BitSet) bool

Equal tests the equivalence of two BitSets. False if they are of different sizes, otherwise true only if all the same bits are set

func (*BitSet) Flip Uses

func (b *BitSet) Flip(i uint) *BitSet

Flip bit at i

func (*BitSet) InPlaceDifference Uses

func (b *BitSet) InPlaceDifference(compare *BitSet)

InPlaceDifference computes the difference of base set and other set This is the BitSet equivalent of &^ (and not)

func (*BitSet) InPlaceIntersection Uses

func (b *BitSet) InPlaceIntersection(compare *BitSet)

InPlaceIntersection destructively computes the intersection of base set and the compare set. This is the BitSet equivalent of & (and)

func (*BitSet) InPlaceSymmetricDifference Uses

func (b *BitSet) InPlaceSymmetricDifference(compare *BitSet)

InPlaceSymmetricDifference creates the destructive SymmetricDifference of base set and other set This is the BitSet equivalent of ^ (xor)

func (*BitSet) InPlaceUnion Uses

func (b *BitSet) InPlaceUnion(compare *BitSet)

InPlaceUnion creates the destructive union of base set and compare set. This is the BitSet equivalent of | (or).

func (*BitSet) InsertAt Uses

func (b *BitSet) InsertAt(idx uint) *BitSet

InsertAt takes an index which indicates where a bit should be inserted. Then it shifts all the bits in the set to the left by 1, starting from the given index position, and sets the index position to 0.

Depending on the size of your BitSet, and where you are inserting the new entry, this method could be extremely slow and in some cases might cause the entire BitSet to be recopied.

func (*BitSet) Intersection Uses

func (b *BitSet) Intersection(compare *BitSet) (result *BitSet)

Intersection of base set and other set This is the BitSet equivalent of & (and)

func (*BitSet) IntersectionCardinality Uses

func (b *BitSet) IntersectionCardinality(compare *BitSet) uint

IntersectionCardinality computes the cardinality of the union

func (*BitSet) IsStrictSuperSet Uses

func (b *BitSet) IsStrictSuperSet(other *BitSet) bool

IsStrictSuperSet returns true if this is a strict superset of the other set

func (*BitSet) IsSuperSet Uses

func (b *BitSet) IsSuperSet(other *BitSet) bool

IsSuperSet returns true if this is a superset of the other set

func (*BitSet) Len Uses

func (b *BitSet) Len() uint

Len returns the number of bits in the BitSet. Note the difference to method Count, see example.


var b BitSet
fmt.Println("len", b.Len())
fmt.Println("count", b.Count())


len 9
count 1

func (*BitSet) MarshalBinary Uses

func (b *BitSet) MarshalBinary() ([]byte, error)

MarshalBinary encodes a BitSet into a binary form and returns the result.

func (*BitSet) MarshalJSON Uses

func (b *BitSet) MarshalJSON() ([]byte, error)

MarshalJSON marshals a BitSet as a JSON structure

func (*BitSet) NextClear Uses

func (b *BitSet) NextClear(i uint) (uint, bool)

NextClear returns the next clear bit from the specified index, including possibly the current index along with an error code (true = valid, false = no bit found i.e. all bits are set)

func (*BitSet) NextSet Uses

func (b *BitSet) NextSet(i uint) (uint, bool)

NextSet returns the next bit set from the specified index, including possibly the current index along with an error code (true = valid, false = no set bit found) for i,e := v.NextSet(0); e; i,e = v.NextSet(i + 1) {...}

func (*BitSet) NextSetMany Uses

func (b *BitSet) NextSetMany(i uint, buffer []uint) (uint, []uint)

NextSetMany returns many next bit sets from the specified index, including possibly the current index and up to cap(buffer). If the returned slice has len zero, then no more set bits were found

buffer := make([]uint, 256) // this should be reused
j := uint(0)
j, buffer = bitmap.NextSetMany(j, buffer)
for ; len(buffer) > 0; j, buffer = bitmap.NextSetMany(j,buffer) {
 for k := range buffer {
  do something with buffer[k]
 j += 1

func (*BitSet) None Uses

func (b *BitSet) None() bool

None returns true if no bit is set, false otherwise. Returns true for empty sets.

func (*BitSet) ReadFrom Uses

func (b *BitSet) ReadFrom(stream io.Reader) (int64, error)

ReadFrom reads a BitSet from a stream written using WriteTo

func (*BitSet) Set Uses

func (b *BitSet) Set(i uint) *BitSet

Set bit i to 1

func (*BitSet) SetTo Uses

func (b *BitSet) SetTo(i uint, value bool) *BitSet

SetTo sets bit i to value

func (*BitSet) Shrink Uses

func (b *BitSet) Shrink(length uint) *BitSet

Shrink shrinks BitSet to desired length in bits. It clears all bits > length and reduces the size and length of the set.

A new slice is allocated to store the new bits, so you may see an increase in memory usage until the GC runs. Normally this should not be a problem, but if you have an extremely large BitSet its important to understand that the old BitSet will remain in memory until the GC frees it.

func (*BitSet) String Uses

func (b *BitSet) String() string

String creates a string representation of the Bitmap

func (*BitSet) SymmetricDifference Uses

func (b *BitSet) SymmetricDifference(compare *BitSet) (result *BitSet)

SymmetricDifference of base set and other set This is the BitSet equivalent of ^ (xor)

func (*BitSet) SymmetricDifferenceCardinality Uses

func (b *BitSet) SymmetricDifferenceCardinality(compare *BitSet) uint

SymmetricDifferenceCardinality computes the cardinality of the symmetric difference

func (*BitSet) Test Uses

func (b *BitSet) Test(i uint) bool

Test whether bit i is set.

func (*BitSet) Union Uses

func (b *BitSet) Union(compare *BitSet) (result *BitSet)

Union of base set and other set This is the BitSet equivalent of | (or)

func (*BitSet) UnionCardinality Uses

func (b *BitSet) UnionCardinality(compare *BitSet) uint

UnionCardinality computes the cardinality of the uniton of the base set and the compare set.

func (*BitSet) UnmarshalBinary Uses

func (b *BitSet) UnmarshalBinary(data []byte) error

UnmarshalBinary decodes the binary form generated by MarshalBinary.

func (*BitSet) UnmarshalJSON Uses

func (b *BitSet) UnmarshalJSON(data []byte) error

UnmarshalJSON unmarshals a BitSet from JSON created using MarshalJSON

func (*BitSet) WriteTo Uses

func (b *BitSet) WriteTo(stream io.Writer) (int64, error)

WriteTo writes a BitSet to a stream

type Error Uses

type Error string

Error is used to distinguish errors (panics) generated in this package.

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