[rfk-dev] Find kitten on old computers lurking in your closet!
Thu, 22 Aug 2002 02:12:57 +0100
On Wed, Aug 21, 2002 at 05:29:51PM -0700, Neale Pickett wrote:
> So then, Gary Benson <email@example.com> is all like:
> > A while back I had a go at compressing the NKIs down but I never got
> > much smaller than 6k. No RFK entry in the 1k game competition then :(
> Dang, you're right. I just had a go at it too, and only got down to
> 46590 bits (6655 7-bit bytes) before applying gzip.
> Maybe if we combined tricks we could get better compression? Here's
> what I did:
> * Make everything caps
> * Replace the string "A " with a new letter: @
> * Replace the string "IT" with a new letter: #
> * Replace the string "S " with a new letter: %
> * Replace " with '
> * Restrict alphabet to 32 letters (translate or removing some NKI)
> * Remove all trailing periods
> * Remove all spaces after !, ?, and .
> So if you pack 5-bit values, my trimmed NKI list still comes out as
> 46590 bits.
I expect that's because you just manually did some of the things that
gzip would do automatically. I tried huffman coding it since the
algorithm is simpler and hopefully smaller. Without the tree it came to
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