Compression and Archive Formats

Mathematica automatically handles all standard compression and archive formats.


Common Formats

"ZIP" Windows ZIP archive (.zip)

"GZIP" Unix gzip compression (.gz)

"TAR" Unix tar archive (.tar)

"BZIP2" bzip2 compression format (.bz2)

Encoding Formats

"Base64" Base64 ASCII encoding

"UUE" Unix uuencode format (.uue, .enc)

Serialization Formats

"WDX" Wolfram optimized data exchange format (.wdx)

"MX" Mathematica serialized package (.mx)

Common Elements

"Files" — names of available files

"Elements" — all available elements

FileHash compute MD5 and other hash codes for files

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