Had an idea - looking for a math buff to tell me if it's possible with today's technology.

Warren Kumari warren at kumari.net
Thu May 19 15:34:11 CDT 2011


On May 19, 2011, at 11:42 AM, Landon Stewart wrote:

> On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 5:05 AM, Vitkovsky, Adam <avitkovsky at emea.att.com>wrote:
> 
>>> "inverse problem"
>> This is what I believe Landon meant in his original post
>> 
>> Everybody started talking about compression -but that is I believe sending
>> the result of the function -where both nodes know the function
>> 
>> But how hard if at all possible is to figure out a function(or set of
>> functions) and variables that describe the given data
>> 
>> And than just send those functions and variables to the other node
>> And let it to recompute the original file
>> 
>> Complex function can be represented by simple numbers to shrink down the
>> amount of data to be sent over the wire
>> 
>> If the file is: 1048576
>> 
>> -than that coule be represneted via:
>> 1*1
>> X=2
>> Y=10
>> Where both nodes would know that 1 = x^y
>> 
> 
> Just wanted to say yes, this is entirely what I meant.  Of course the
> smaller the file the more pointless it gets but still...  If the file was
> 1GB instead of just 7 bytes I'm wondering if a regular old workstation could
> put it back together in any reasonable amount of time with the equation.

While many folk have said "You've just invented compression", I'm going to be a little more specific -- "Wavelet compression".

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