- 1 Post By Raymott
What does optimal mean here?
"The Huffman encoding algorithm is an optimal compression algorithm when only the frequency of individual letters are used to compress the data. (There are better algorithms that can use more structure of the file than just letter frequencies.)"
Probably what the COED says it means:
Can you tell me what the rest of it means, hooshdar?
best or most favourable.
You sure know what and algorithm is, don't you?
Originally Posted by Rover_KE
And a compression algorithm is an algorithm use for compressing the data, making it shorter, fitting in less space.
Last edited by hooshdar3; 11-Dec-2011 at 19:31.
Originally Posted by hooshdar3
Huffman’s algorithm is the best one to use when the frequency of letters used is the only
factor considered. Once you begin considering other factors, Huffman's algorithm is not
optimal (it either doesn't lead to the most compression, or the computational cost of
considering the other factors makes other algorithms superior.)
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