In the context of this exercise, explaining separate chaining, how might this look like in code?
When implementing separate chaining, each index of the array will contain a linked list or other data structure as each ‘chain’.
Here is a general overview of how this might look in Python. This will be different from how you actually implement it.
# First, we would set the array array = [ None, None, ... ] # Each index will be set to a linked list, initially empty. # This LinkedList class must be created separately. bucket1 = LinkedList(None) bucket2 = LinkedList(None) ... array = [ bucket1, bucket2, ... ] # When we insert a new key-value to the hash map, # first we get the index, using some hash function. hash_index = hash_function(key, hashmap_size) # Then, we insert it at the correct index, using # the linked list's function for adding a value. array[hash_index].insert(value)