Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/175061/elegant-compression-in-text-the-l.z.77-method-2/
When you think of text files, you might believe there is not much that can be done to reduce the size of those files, but you would be wrong. Learn about the L.Z.77 Method of text compression and how it works to reduce file size so well in the Computerphile channel’s latest video.
You must be joking, right? plain text files are easily compressed by a factor of better than of four to one.