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Bug#980113: ITP: fpzip -- Floating Point array compression library

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Alastair McKinstry <mckinstry@debian.org>

* Package name    : fpzip
  Version         : 1.3.0
  Upstream Author : LLNL <fpzip@llnl.gov>
* URL             : https://computing.llnl.gov/projects/fpzip
* License         : BSD
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : Floating Point array compression library

fpzip is a library and command-line utility for lossless and optionally lossy
compression of 2D and 3D floating-point arrays.  fpzip assumes spatially
correlated scalar-valued data, such as regularly sampled continuous functions,
and is not suitable for compressing unstructured streams of floating-point
numbers.  In lossy mode, fpzip discards some number of least significant
mantissa bits and losslessly compresses the result.  fpzip currently supports
IEEE-754 single (32-bit) and double (64-bit) precision floating-point data.
fpzip is written in C++ but has a C compatible API that can be called from
C and other languages.  It conforms to the C++98 and C89 language standards.

fpzip is released as Open Source under a three-clause BSD license.  

This is a dependency of other packages - A scientific compression library
that is an extension for NetCDF/HDF5, amongst others.

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