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I don't have the actual code, but it was something like this.

Thanks for posting that.

However, for my purposes -- deterministically generating a randomly distributed value -- it doesn't work well. With the MD5, every single bit change in the input generates an average of 64-bits change in the output -- which is near perfect.

But this crc algorithm -- which was probably great for your purposes -- only generates a single bit change in the output for each single bit change in the input:


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