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hello,
I'm doing a homework to implement file compression using static Huffman's algorithm.
My question is:the encoding information must be transmitted at the start of the compressed file,since otherwise it will be impossible to decode.How can I do this efficiently?
Any instructions are appreciated.
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I think you use your program for compressing and decompressing. So what about writing your coding table to the beginning of the compressed file (or the end if you like to). That is simple if your table has a fixed length. When decompressing you read in this table and are able to decompress. BTW: You can write an algorithm that generates the table while (de)compressing. You start up with an empty table and change the table while working (but thats a bit harder to code).
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