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    Question How To Start Data Compression Thing?

    Hello, Please help me to provide some Details about how to start data compression practice, i mean what staff did i need to learn Data compression thing? Like What Type of math,theory,book,articale e.t.c need to start Data Compression? and the most important thing is what type of math i need to know before start Data compression?
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    A couple of introductory videos:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsTptu56GM8
    How Computers Compress Text: Huffman Coding and Huffman Trees

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxkA5UX4kis
    Compression codes | Journey into information theory | Computer Science | Khan Academy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lto-ajuqW3w
    Compression - Computerphile

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    Ah Tom Scott. A nice basic explanation. Yes it misses a lot out, but that's not the point.

    I had to chuckle with the BBC Micros in the background. My very first compression program was a huffman compressor written in 6502 assembly on the BBC Micro.

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