Algorithm that makes maximum compression of completly diffused data.

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Thu Nov 7 23:26:45 CET 2013

On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 5:59 AM, Mark Janssen <dreamingforward at> wrote:
> I think the idea is that you could take any arbitrary input sequence,
> view it as a large number, and then find what exponential equation can
> produce that result.  The equation becomes the "compression".

Interesting idea, but I don't see how this has anything to do with
compressing arbitrary data. We already have a compact notation for
representing a large number as 2^24*x+2^16*y+2^8*z+q, so I don't see
how this will be any better, other than eliding NULs.


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