## Comment Re:No updates in 6 years? (Score 1) 197

You have that hard limit if you try to compress the actual data. On another hand, you can get very small if you change the representation of the data. For example, if you want to send the first million digits if PI to a friend, you can generate that million digit, zip it and send it. Alternatively, you just can send him two number, a starting position (which is 0) and length. It will be a lot smaller that the zipped one.

I read long time ago about a compression algorithm that find the math equations that, once give the right input, gives the output that is exactly the original data that you want to compress. All you need to do is to pack that equations and the input.

I read long time ago about a compression algorithm that find the math equations that, once give the right input, gives the output that is exactly the original data that you want to compress. All you need to do is to pack that equations and the input.