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    Test set: installer

    Test set: TC UP 4.1, typical bloatware, a collection of programs that can do anything. I think that it's pretty representative to what installers do except for rather big size.
    Code:
    Files                   Size        Files no.
    Total                   257776230     3929
    Exacutables              192900741     595
    text                      40372230     256
    .chm                       6315448      24
    .hlp                       3536243      97
    Archives(7z,jar,zip)       2982191      29
    .bmp                       1300156      63
    .jpg                        502027      34
    .gif                        480519     136
    .png                        427454     110
    .ico                        253498      75
    others                     8705723     287
    The best results:
    Code:
    Archiver                Size        Time
    LZTurbo -11             153041317   3.016
    LZTurbo -21             147412398   3.281
    4x4 2                   141466396   4.187
    4x4 3                   133682328   4.704
    LZTurbo -41             129911582   6.672
    Tornado 3 c4            128804639   11.719
    LZTurbo -22             123299961   13.031
    slug                    120218388   13.235
    NanoZip -cF             113135267   14.797
    NanoZip -cd             102769916   23.281
    NanoZip -cD             95779991    49.500
    FreeArc -m3             92166867    101.969
    FreeArc -m3 -ms         91975818    106.891
    4x4 9                   91349070    130.843
    FreeArc -m4x -ms        87502855    145.921
    FreeArc -m4 -ms         86871870    147.672
    FreeArc -m4             86841382    147.766
    FreeArc -m5             86499778    188.000
    7z -mx=9                86195112    191.094
    FreeArc -m6             85254988    215.797
    FreeArc -m9 -ms         84904036    245.407
    FreeArc -m7             84488160    252.547
    FreeArc -m8             84487570    263.703
    FreeArc -m9             84487405    263.875
    FreeArc -max -ms        84099066    433.250
    FreeArc -max -ma- -ms   83579893    434.032
    NanoZip -cO             81924331    925.796
    NanoZip -cc             79214413    1277.719
    PAQ8p1_exp04_fast -7    75321572    40010.109
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    Quote Originally Posted by m^2 View Post
    Test set: TC UP 4.1, typical bloatware, a collection of programs that can do anything. I think that it's pretty representative to what installers do except for rather big size.
    Code:
    Files                   Size        Files no.
    Total                   257776230     3929
    ...
    FreeArc -max -ma- -ms   83579893    434.032
    NanoZip -cO             81924331    925.796
    NanoZip -cc             79214413    1277.719
    PAQ8p1_exp04_fast -7    75321572    40010.109
    Where did "NZ 0.05 -co" and rzm end up in this test ?
    As for the attachement : I can't open it if I wanted to ; have Office 2003 on my Vista box. You might consider using a "plain txt": everyone should at least be able to open that; "txt" will probably also be smaller than "ods" after 7z compression.
    Last edited by pat357; 9th November 2008 at 01:53.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pat357 View Post
    Where did "NZ 0.05 -co" and rzm end up in this test ?
    As for the attachement : I can't open it if I wanted to ; have Office 2003 on my Vista box. You might consider using a "plain txt": everyone should at least be able to open that; "txt" will probably also be smaller than "ods" after 7z compression.
    Everything is in the .7z.
    rzm - not tested.
    NanoZip -co 85519211 351.609
    ADDED:
    I don't think that text is a comfortable solution. When you have over 300 entries sorting and filtering are a must.
    I can export to .xls, but I can't guarantee compatibility with MS Office.
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    export data to CSV

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulat Ziganshin View Post
    export data to CSV
    I don't think that it's a good idea as it lets me save only 1 sheet. I think that i.e. comments are valuable sometimes. Some could wonder why several 4x4 modes that could be probably on the "the best" list are excluded from the results.
    There should be no problems with simple things like data when converting to .xls and I think that everybody has a viewer for at least one of these formats.

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    rzm	 86530182 454.140
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    i propose to export main sheet to csv. and put all files into one archive

    btw, if 4x4 can decompress its archives, i don't see reason to not include it's results even it slightly differs from test to test. we are not lawyers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulat Ziganshin View Post
    i propose to export main sheet to csv.
    I'll do it as soon as sb. who can't open either of the formats comes to say this. Now I see no reason.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulat Ziganshin View Post
    and put all files into one archive
    What for? Does anybody want to have both files? Separation reduces download size. Yes, it's negligible, but..

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulat Ziganshin View Post
    btw, if 4x4 can decompress its archives, i don't see reason to not include it's results even it slightly differs from test to test. we are not lawyers
    With which size?
    I would take the biggest if I could ensure that it's the maximum.
    I could add some to the size, but it wouldn't be fair, even with a note in the comments because many would miss it.

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    Update!
    Tested:
    Code:
    rings
    FreeArc rep+delta+rzm
    BIT 0.7
    FreeArc -m*xx
    Tornado 0.5a (reached the top)
    Flashzip 0.91b
    DZIP
    Slug X (reached the top)
    PPMX
    SCOTTZ
    4x4 11, 12
    m99
    UHARC
    LPAQ9k
    LPAQ9l
    Flashzip 0.92b
    Additionally I played with it to see how small can I make it.

    The best:
    Code:
    LZTurbo -11                       153041317      3.000
    LZTurbo -21                       147412398      3.281
    4x4  2                            141466396      4.187
    4x4  3                            133682328      4.704
    LZTurbo -41                       129911582      6.672
    Tornado  3                        127629986     11.046
    Tornado  3 c4                     126915199     12.265
    LZTurbo -22                       123299961     13.031
    slug                              120218388     13.235
    slug X                            116258883     14.750
    NanoZip -cF                       113135267     14.797
    NanoZip -cd                       102769916     23.281
    NanoZip -cD                        95779991     49.500
    FreeArc -m3                        92166867    101.969
    FreeArc -m3 -ms                    91975818    106.891
    4x4  9                             91349070    130.843
    7z -mx=5                           89705544    133.922
    FreeArc -m4x -ms                   87502855    145.921
    FreeArc -m4 -ms                    86871870    147.672
    FreeArc -m4                        86841382    147.766
    7z -mx=9                           86189903    171.281
    FreeArc -m6                        85254988    215.797
    FreeArc -m9 -ms                    84904036    245.407
    FreeArc -m7                        84488160    252.547
    FreeArc -m8                        84487570    263.703
    FreeArc -m9                        84487405    263.875
    FreeArc -mrep+delta+rzm            83214424    391.921
    NanoZip -cO                        81924331    925.796
    NanoZip -cc                        79214413   1277.719
    PAQ8p1_exp04_fast -7               75321572  40010.109
    Hand tricks+FreeArc m0+Precomp+PAQ 66541583  99999.999
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    it lacks 4x4 4..7 modes

    EDIT: oh, i found explanation
    Last edited by Bulat Ziganshin; 11th February 2009 at 00:36.

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    Hi! @m^2

    The test is very interesting, but over 50% of test is Executables !
    Last edited by Nania Francesco; 11th February 2009 at 13:13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nania Francesco View Post
    The test is very interesting, but over 50% of test is Executables !
    Is that unusual for installers?

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