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HashPreview Basic Inputs Outputs
A Hash function is a function which maps data of arbitrary size to data of a fixed size. For example, the input might be any letter of the alphabet, and the hashed result would be a (seemingly random) whole number between 1 and 10. As there are more than 10 letters in the alphabet, obviously not each letter can be mapped to a unique number — this is then referred to as a "hash collision”.
In the case of the Hash node, this function is used to generate pseudorandom colors, floats and vectors based on both the Seed and Salt values.