[erlang-questions] Information Theory encoding algorithms library in erlang
Tue Feb 23 02:22:05 CET 2010
On 2/21/10 7:21 AM, Joe Armstrong wrote:
> I'm not aware of a single collection of several such algorithms though
> I have seen
> huffman etc in Erlang.
> Huffman was used in some paper to illustrate use of Erlang bit fields.
> I implemented gamma encoding at:
> This was taken straight out of Witten, Moffat and Bells's book
> "Managing Gigabytes"
> - this book is BTW - an excellent source for compression algorithms.
Thanks for the github link and the reference. Call it coincidence or not
- this is one of the reference books that I am looking at implementing
libraries and started the thread in the first place.
> It would be nice
> to implement all the compression algorithms in MG and put them into a
> single library.
Will do , once I get a working version. May be - I will put one up in
github for peer review, once completed.
> Erlang bit field matching makes this kind of code pretty simple - it
> would be very nice
> to see reference implementations in Erlang (and of error correction
> codes, fountain codes anyone :-)
> On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 5:18 AM, Kay Kay<> wrote:
>> I am looking for some implementations of encoding algorithms ( huffmann etc.
>> ) in erlang. Of course - using google / koders.com to figure out the bits
>> and pieces , but curious to see if anybody has a repository / resource
>> suggestion as a starting point for the same. I have the material that covers
>> the appropriate theory but looking for specific implementations regarding
>> the same. Thanks for the help.
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