Compression Algorithms for Real Programmers

Compression Algorithms for Real Programmers

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In life, time is money, and on the Internet, the size of data is money. Small programs and small files take less disk space and cost less to send over the Internet. Compression Algorithms for Real Programmers describes the basic algorithms and approaches for compressing information so you can create the smallest files possible. These new algorithms are making it possible for people to take impossibly large audio and video files and compress them enough that they can flow over the Internet.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 180.34 x 254 x 20.32mm | 521.63g
  • Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • w. figs.
  • 0127887741
  • 9780127887746

About Peter Wayner

Peter Wayner is a writer living in Baltimore and is the author of Digital Cash and Agents at Large (both Academic Press). His writings appear in numerous academic journals as well as the pages of more popular forums such as MacWorld and the New York Times. He has taught various computer science courses at Cornell University and Georgetown University.
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Table of contents

Preface. Book Notes. Introduction. Statistical Basics. Dictionary Techniques. Arithmetic Compression. Adaptive Compression. Grammar Compression. Programmatic Solutions. Quantization. Wavelet Transforms. JPEG. Video Compression. Audio Compression. Fractal Compression. Steganography. Appendix A: Patents. Appendix B: Bibliography. Index.
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