Compress

Compress[expr]

gives a compressed representation of expr as a string.

Details and Options

  • Compress[expr] gives a compressed representation of any expression.
  • The string generated by Compress contains only printable ASCII characters.
  • Uncompress is the inverse of Compress.

Examples

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Basic Examples  (3)

A compressed representation of with 100-digit precision:

Import an image:

Number of bytes used to store the image:

Number of bytes of a compressed representation of the image:

Compress a general expression:

In this case there is almost a factor of 50 compression:

Properties & Relations  (1)

Introduced in 2007
 (6.0)