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BWT & MTF encoder: Compress and decompress data using BWT and MTF

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bwt 1.0.0GNU General Publi...4.1.0Algorithms, Compression
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This package can be used to compress and uncompress data using the Burrows-Wheeler transform (BWT) and Move-To-Front (MTF) encoder.

These data processing algorithms are commonly used in compression schemes employed by the bzip2 program.

Each of these algorithms are implemented in separate classes and do not require any special PHP extensions.

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bzip2 is a compression program that achieves great data compression ratios.

PHP provides an extension that can implement bzip2 compression. However, that extension is not always available in all PHP distributions.

This class implements BWT and MTF data transformation algorithms that area also used by the bzip2 program. The class may be used to implement bzip2 like compression when the bzip2 extension is not available.

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Plain text file bwt.class.php Class Burrows-Wheeler transform
Plain text file mtf.class.php Class Move-To-Front encoder
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