Python Dictionary Algorithm Question

Scott MacDonald scott.p.macdonald at
Tue Dec 16 19:15:30 CET 2008

You might be interested in the "Beautiful Code" book:

It has a chapter on Python's dict implementation that is pretty good.

On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 10:51 AM, Brigette Hodson
<brigettehodson at>wrote:

> Hello! I am in a beginning algorithms class this semester and I am working
> on a presentation. I want to discuss in some detail the algorithm python
> uses to determine the hash function for python dictionaries. Does anyone
> know what this algorithm is? Or where I can go to find information on it?
> Thanks.
> --
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