[erlang-questions] Information Theory encoding algorithms library in erlang

Joe Armstrong erlang@REDACTED
Sun Feb 21 16:21:10 CET 2010

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.
It would be nice
to implement all the compression algorithms in MG and put them into a
single library.

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 <kaykay.unique@REDACTED> 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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