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Data::BitStream::Code::Gamma - A Role implementing Elias Gamma codes
A role written for Data::BitStream that provides get and set methods for the Elias Gamma codes. The role applies to a stream object.
This is a very common and very useful code, and is used to create some other codes (e.g. Elias Delta, Gamma-Golomb, and Exponential-Golomb).
Insert one or more values as Gamma codes. Returns 1.
Decode one or more Gamma codes from the stream. If count is omitted, one value will be read. If count is negative, values will be read until the end of the stream is reached. In scalar context it returns the last code read; in array context it returns an array of all codes read.
These methods are required for the role.
- Peter Elias, "Universal codeword sets and representations of the integers", IEEE Trans. Information Theory 21(2), pp. 194-203, Mar 1975.
- Peter Fenwick, "Punctured Elias Codes for variable-length coding of the integers", Technical Report 137, Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland, December 1996
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