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Where did the missing 44GB went? ā€“ Data compression 101

This is the second in a series of articles where I go over the basics of common type of compressions. You can find the first article here Wikipedia in its English version has 3.5 billion words. All human knowledge compressed to 3.5 billion words. How do I know this?  I read it on Wikipedia. *** Some of you may be surprised to discover that the recent text version of Wikipedia can be downloaded in its entirety. As Iā€™m writing this lines, the English version of Wiki is 58GB, but if someone will try to download it he…