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New image compression capabilities in CFITSIO
Author(s): William D. Pence
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Paper Abstract

The previously proposed tiled-image compression scheme is now fully supported when reading and writing FITS images using the CFITSIO subroutine library. This scheme generally produces image compression factors that are superior to the standard gzip or unix compress algorithms, especially when compressing floating point data type images. In addition to reducing the required amount of disk space to store the image, this compression technique often makes applications programs run faster because of the reduced amount of magnetic disk I/O that is required to read or write the image.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 December 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4847, Astronomical Data Analysis II, (19 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.461053
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William D. Pence, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4847:
Astronomical Data Analysis II
Jean-Luc Starck; Fionn D. Murtagh, Editor(s)

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