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Bug#477709: ITP: paq8l -- open source file compressor and archiver

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Joop Stakenborg <pa3aba@debian.org>

* Package name    : paq8l
  Version         : 20070308
  Upstream Author : Matt Mahoney <mmahoney@cs.fit.edu>
* URL             : http://www.cs.fit.edu/~mmahoney/compression/
* License         : GPL
  Programming Lang: C++
  Description     : open source file compressor and archiver

Paq8l is one of a series of open source data compression archivers that 
have evolved through collaborative development to top rankings on 
several benchmarks measuring compression ratio (although at the expense 
of speed and memory usage). The paq compressors use context mixing: 
a large number of models estimate the probability that the next bit of 
data will be a 0 or 1. These predictions are combined and arithmetic 
coded (similar to PPM). In paq6, predictions are combined by weighted 
averaging, then adjusting the weights to favor the most accurate models.
Paq7 and later differ mainly in that model predictions are combined 
using a neural network rather than by weighted averaging.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=nl_NL.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=nl_NL.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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