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Month: January 2020

Replacing a sentence with a single character – Data compression 101

There is a legend about a famous 19th-century writer, Victor Hugo, who was on vacation. That writer wanted to know how the sale of his new book, “Les Misérables”, was progressing. So, what did he do? He wrote to the publisher. When the publisher opened the letter, he was surprised to find out that it contain a single character: “?” *** In data compression we are trying to represent relevant data in a minimal number of symbols. Take a file and shave of him every possible bit. Less is more, that is,  a website that takes less…