Talk:Data compression

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Stellar brilliance[edit]

Lossless compression reduces bits by identifying and eliminating statistical redundancy... Lossy compression reduces bits by identifying unnecessary information and removing it.

What is the difference between identifying and eliminating statistical redundancy and identifying unnecessary information and removing it?

Looks like there was once a message here, but it got filtered through tapioca and turned into goo.

Noisy channel? (talk) 22:14, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

Lossy removes information; lossless only removes redundancy. Dicklyon (talk) 22:24, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

Bill Nye for National Science Foundation[edit]

Compression Technology by Bill Nye for National Science Foundation

Suggested file to add to this article. — Cirt (talk) 16:59, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

introduction needs rephrasing maybe...?[edit]

[...] imposes computational or other costs through decompression; this situation is far from being a free lunch. Data compression is subject to [...]

A free lunch, really? Sure it's in context but is it really contributing anything useful to the article?

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