Add elements to a hash table using Javascript

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When adding elements to a hash table the most crucial part is collision resolution. We're going to use chaining for the same. There are other algorithms you can read about here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hash_table#Collision_resolution

Now let's look at the implementation. We'll be creating a hash function that'll work on integers only to keep this simple. But a more complex algorithm can be used to hash every object − 

Example

put(key, value) {
   let hashCode = hash(key);

   for(let i = 0; i < this.container[hashCode].length; i ++) {

      // Replace the existing value with the given key
      // if it already exists
      if(this.container[hashCode][i].key === key) {
         this.container[hashCode][i].value = value; return;
      }
   }

   // Push the pair at the end of the array
   this.container[hashCode].push(new this.KVPair(key, value));
}

You can test this using 

Example

let ht = new HashTable();
ht.put(10, 94); ht.put(20, 72);
ht.put(30, 1);
 ht.put(21, 6);
ht.put(15, 21);
ht.put(32, 34);
 ht.display();

Output

This will give the output −

0:
1:
2:
3:
4: { 15: 21 }
5:
6:
7:
8: { 30: 1 }
9: { 20: 72 }
10: { 10: 94 } -->{ 21: 6 } -->{ 32: 34 }
raja
Published on 28-Jun-2018 06:36:22
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