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A torrent file is required by a BitTorrent client to initiate file transfer using the BitTorrent protocol. It is written using bencoding, a syntax that can be used to store structures of data. (more...)
Huffman coding is an algorithm used in lossless data compression. Shown is one of the optimal Huffman trees constructed from the symbol frequencies of the string "SEASHELLS". Using this tree, the string can be encoded into a 17-bit long string: "011000001001101111".
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- November 21, 2008
- The File Formats Wiki is created!
- June 30, 2009
- SMW is installed!
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