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The Data Compression Book
by Mark Nelson and Jean-Loup Gailly
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Topics in this guide to data compression techniques include the Shannon-Fano and Huffman coding techniques, Lossy compression, the JPEG compression algorithm, and fractal compression. Readers also study adaptive Huffman coding, arithmetic coding, dictionary compression methods, and learn to write C programs for nearly any environment. The disk illustrates each learned technique and demonstrates how data compression works.
About the Author
Jean-Loup Gailly, a software consultant with more than 15 years of programming experience, wrote the compression code of the freeware zip archiver and is the author of the gzip data-compression program.;
C++ programming expert Mark Nelson is director of
software development for Greenleaf Software, Inc., and is contributing
editor and columnist for Windows/DOS Developer's Journal. Mark's
articles have been published in Dr. Dobb's Journal, C User's
Journal, and Windows Tech Journal, among other publications.
He has written best-selling books on data compression and serial
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