**Table of Contents**

This chapter provides examples of how to use the library.

The init function init_rs returns a pointer to an rs decoder structure, which holds the necessary information for encoding, decoding and error correction with the given polynomial. It either uses an existing matching decoder or creates a new one. On creation all the lookup tables for fast en/decoding are created. The function may take a while, so make sure not to call it in critical code paths.

/* the Reed Solomon control structure */ static struct rs_control *rs_decoder; /* Symbolsize is 10 (bits) * Primitive polynomial is x^10+x^3+1 * first consecutive root is 0 * primitive element to generate roots = 1 * generator polynomial degree (number of roots) = 6 */ rs_decoder = init_rs (10, 0x409, 0, 1, 6);