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Written musings from a computer geek. Software, code, open-source, and heaps of sarcasm. Blog entries are infrequently posted, but I update when I can
25 July 2015I'll huff and I'll puff.
As a part of my high school computer science course work, I studied and implemented the Huffman lossless compression algorithm in a C++ programme, which I dubbed "huffpuff". This blog entry is about that experience. This brief article will function as an introduction to lossless compression algorithms, and go into more specific details about Huffman coding, what it does, and how it was implemented.