Data Structures and Algorithms


A Formula Based Approach to Arithmetic Coding

Authors: Arundale Ramanathan

The Arithmetic Coding process involves re-calculation of intervals for each symbol that need to be encoded. This article discovers a formula based approach for calculating compressed codes and provides proof for deriving the formula from the usual approach. A spreadsheet is also provided for verification of the approach. Consequently, the similarities between Arithmetic Coding and Huffman coding are also visually illustrated.

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[v1] 2015-09-10 08:53:01

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