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Bug#750713: ITP: gf-complete -- Galois Field Arithmetic

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Thomas Goirand <zigo@debian.org>

* Package name    : gf-complete
  Version         : 1.02~0+2014.05.git259d53ea590b
  Upstream Author : Jim Plank <plank@cs.utk.edu>
* URL             : https://bitbucket.org/jimplank/gf-complete
* License         : BSD-3-clause
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : Galois Field Arithmetic

 Galois Field arithmetic forms the backbone of erasure-coded storage systems,
 most famously the Reed-Solomon erasure code. A Galois Field is defined over
 w-bit words and is termed GF(2w). As such, the elements of a Galois Field are
 the integers 0, 1, . . ., 2w − 1. Galois Field arithmetic defines addition and
 multiplication over these closed sets of integers in such a way that they
 work as you would hope they would work. Specifically, every number has a
 unique multiplicative inverse. Moreover, there is a value, typically the value
 2, which has the property that you can enumerate all of the non-zero elements
 of the field by taking that value to successively higher powers.

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