Re: Whats known as the best text compression methed for regular text files?
From: Jack Lloyd (lloyd_at_jhu.edu)
Date: Fri, 09 May 2003 10:46:55 -0400
On Fri, 09 May 2003 10:47:24 -0400, mrpolitics.mrkane wrote:
Depends on what you mean by best:
- bzip2 will compress larger text files very well, but it has poor
latency and uses up a good bit of memory, and lots of CPU.
- zlib/gzip/zip (same algorithm, different formats): better latency,
good overall compression (but not as tight as bzip2), still quite
a bit of memory and CPU.
- arithmetic coding: really good compression, but patented.
- various other things, like LZ77-derived compressors, are often faster
and/or more memory/CPU efficient and/or have better latency.