Alcides Fonseca

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Bloom Filters Explained

While this looks almost identical to a Set, there are some key differences. Bloom filters are what’s called a probabalistic data structure. Where a Set can give you a concrete “yes” or “no” answer when you call contains, a bloom filter can’t. Bloom filters can give definite “no“s, but they can’t be certain about “yes.”

Bloom Filters by Sam Rose