Managing Gigabytes

Compressing and Indexing Documents and Images

Second Edition, 1999

second edition cover the three authors at Snowbird, Utah

The second edition of Managing Gigabytes: Compressing and Indexing Documents and Images by Ian H. Witten, Alistair Moffat, and Timothy C. Bell, was published in May 1999 by Morgan Kaufmann Publishing, San Francisco (now a component of Elsevier Publishing), ISBN 1-55860-570-3.

Information available:

(Thanks to Art Pollard for the author photograph above).

Links to Other Information

The Arithmetic Coding routines mentioned in Chapter 2, and the compression programs char, word, and bits, are available from

Specifically interested in coding algorithms? Take a look at Compression and Coding Algorithms; that page also links to more software resources.

Alistair Moffat
ammoffat / / au
7 May 1999, 1 July 1999, 10 August 1999, January 13, 2013

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