Quixotic Quixotic - 3 months ago 40
Python Question

TEXT compression in python

I have this text :

2,3,5,1,13,7,17,11,89,1,233,29,61,47,1597,19,37,41,421,199,28657,23,3001,521,53,281,514229,31,557,2207,19801,3571,141961,107,73,9349,135721,2161,2789,211,433494437,43,109441,139,2971215073,1103,97,101,6376021,90481,953,5779,661,14503,797,59,353,2521,4513,3010349,35239681,1087,14736206161,9901,269,67,137,71,6673,103681,9375829,54018521,230686501,29134601,988681,79,157,1601,2269,370248451,99194853094755497,83,9521,6709,173,263,1069,181,741469,4969,4531100550901,6643838879,761,769,193,599786069,197,401,743519377,919,519121,103,8288823481,119218851371,1247833,11128427,827728777,331,1459000305513721,10745088481,677,229,1381,347,29717,709,159512939815855788121,

This are numbers generated from my generator program,now the problem has a source code limit so I can't use the above texts in my solution so I want to compress this and put it into a data-structure in python so that I can print them by indexing like:

F = [`compressed data`]


and
F[0]
would give
2 F[5]
would give
7
like this ... Please suggest me a suitable compression technique.

PS: I am a very new-bie to python so please explain your method.

Thanks,

Answer

Sure you can do this:

import base64
import zlib
compressed = 'eJwdktkNgDAMQxfqR+5j/8V4QUJQUttx3Nrzl0+f+uunPPpm+Tf3Z/tKX1DM5bXP+wUFA777bCob4HMRfUk14QwfDYPrrA5gcuQB49lQQxdZpdr+1oN2bEA3pW5Nf8NGOFsR19NBszyX7G2raQpkVUEBdbTLuwSRlcDCYiW7GeBaRYJrgImrM3lmI/WsIxFXNd+aszXoRXuZ1PnZRdwKJeqYYYKq6y1++PXOYdgM0TlZcymCOdKqR7HYmYPiRslDr2Sn6C0Wgw+a6MakM2VnBk6HwU6uWqDRz+p6wtKTCg2WsfdKJwfJlHNaFT4+Q7PGfR9hyWK3p3464nhFwpOd7kdvjmz1jpWcxmbG/FJUXdMZgrpzs+jxC11twrBo3TaNgvsf8oqIYwT4r9XkPnNC1XcP7qD5cW7UHSJZ3my5qba+ozncl5kz8gGEEYOQ'
data = zlib.decompress(base64.b64decode(compressed))

Note that this is only 139 characters shorter. But it works:

>>> data
'2,3,5,1,13,7,17,11,89,1,233,29,61,47,1597,19,37,41,421,199,28657,23,3001,521,53,281,514229,31,557,2207,19801,3571,141961,107,73,9349,135721,2161,2789,211,433494437,43,109441,139,2971215073,1103,97,101,6376021,90481,953,5779,661,14503,797,59,353,2521,4513,3010349,35239681,1087,14736206161,9901,269,67,137,71,6673,103681,9375829,54018521,230686501,29134601,988681,79,157,1601,2269,370248451,99194853094755497,83,9521,6709,173,263,1069,181,741469,4969,4531100550901,6643838879,761,769,193,599786069,197,401,743519377,919,519121,103,8288823481,119218851371,1247833,11128427,827728777,331,1459000305513721,10745088481,677,229,1381,347,29717,709,159512939815855788121,'

If your code limit really is so short, maybe you are supposed to calculate this data or something? What is it?