Compression Algorithms for Real Programmers (The For Real by Peter Wayner

By Peter Wayner

In existence, time is funds, and on the web, the dimensions of knowledge is funds. Small courses and small records take much less disk house and price much less to ship over the net. Compression Algorithms for actual Programmers describes the fundamental algorithms and ways for compressing details so that you can create the smallest records attainable. those new algorithms are making it attainable for individuals to take impossibly huge audio and video documents and compress them adequate that they could circulate over the Internet.

* Examines the vintage algorithms like Huffman coding, mathematics compression, and dictionary-based schemes in depth
* Describes the fundamental ways used to squeeze audio and video indications through components of up to 100:1
* Discusses the philosophy of compression to demonstrate the underlying trade-offs within the algorithms
* Explores using wavelets and different modeling suggestions that use repetitive services to squeeze audio and video
* indicates how programming suggestions like Adobe PostScript can keep house and make networks extra efficient
* Describes new techniques utilizing fractals and grammars simply being explored by means of the compression community
* indicates tips on how to expand the algorithms and use them for copyright protection

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