[Haskell-cafe] Huffman Codes in Haskell
john at repetae.net
Tue Jun 22 15:31:11 EDT 2010
On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 06:24:22PM +0100, Andrew Coppin wrote:
> John Meacham wrote:
>> In particular, a Huffman coding:
>> is ideal for this (assuming you just are taking advantage of frequency
>> analysis). A dynamic Huffman Tree will even adapt as it is being used to
>> whatever the current language is. Huffman Trees are easy and fun to
>> implement too.
> Interestingly, Huffman coding is one of those problems with a trivially
> simple mathematical expression, which none the less turns out to be
> difficult to express succinctly in Haskell. Oh, you can *do* it. It just
> seems to take a surprising amount of typing...
Hmmm.... Do I hear a challenge? :)
Actually, I can't find my huffman code at the moment, I would be
curious what others take on the problem was.
John Meacham - ⑆repetae.net⑆john⑈ - http://notanumber.net/
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