generating function algo

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Subject: generating function algo
Posted by:  BrainDumb (vortexs…
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008

Did anybody experiment with applying generating functions to
compression? Clearly, not all sequences will have a power series
expansion (ie. sequence of primes) but many do.

Also, can anyone recommend an efficient method of compressing
timestamps which could be expressed as string or numerically, ie.
11:35:22.244,  disitribution of values is random.