## README.md

```
# Abit
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Use `:atomics` as a bit array or as an array of N-bit counters.
Documentation can be found at [https://hexdocs.pm/abit](https://hexdocs.pm/abit).
## Installation
**Note**: it requires OTP-21.2.1 or later.
Add `abit` to your list of dependencies in `mix.exs`:
```elixir
def deps do
[
{:abit, "~> 0.3"}
]
end
```
## API summary
See [https://hexdocs.pm/abit](https://hexdocs.pm/abit) for full documentation.
### Abit - use `:atomics` as a bit array
* `Abit.bit_count/1` - Returns count of bits in atomics.
* `Abit.merge/2` - Merges bits of 2 atomics using Bitwise OR.
* `Abit.intersect/2` - Intersects bits of 2 atomics using Bitwise AND.
* `Abit.bit_position/1` - Returns the bit's position in an atomics array.
* `Abit.bit_at/2` - Returns the bit at a given position from atomics.
* `Abit.set_bit_at/3` - Sets the bit in atomics at the given position to the given bit (0 or 1).
* `Abit.set_bits_count/1` - Returns the number of bits set to 1 in atomics.
* `Abit.hamming_distance/2` - Returns the bitwise hamming distance between the 2 given atomics.
### Abit.Counter - use `:atomics` as an array of N-bit counters
* `Abit.Counter.new/2` - Create a new array of counters. Returns %Abit.Counter{} struct.
* `Abit.Counter.get/2` - Returns the value of counter at the given index.
* `Abit.Counter.put/3` - Puts the value into counter at the given index.
* `Abit.Counter.add/3` - Adds the increment to counter at the given index.
### Abit.Bitmask - helper functions for bitmasks
* `Abit.Bitmask.set_bits_count/1` - Returns the number of bits set to 1 in the given integer.
* `Abit.Bitmask.bit_at/2` - Returns the bit at a given position in the given integer.
* `Abit.Bitmask.set_bit_at/3` - Sets a bit in the given integer at the given position to a given bit (0 or 1).
* `Abit.hamming_distance/2` - Returns the bitwise hamming distance between the 2 given integers.
## License
Abit is [MIT licensed](LICENSE).
```