Mattias Håkansson Sjöstrand MCS-2004:27, pp. 58. TEK/avd. för interaktion och systemdesign, 2005.
Compression algorithms can be used everywhere. For example, when you look at a DVD movie a lossy algorithm is used, both for picture and sound. If you want to do a backup of your data, you might be using a lossless algorithm. This thesis will explain how many of the more common lossless compression algorithms work. During the work of this thesis I also developed a new lossless compression algorithm. I compared this new algorithm to the more common algorithms by testing it on five different types of files. The result that I got was that the new algorithm was comparable to the other algorithms when comparing the compression ratio, and in some cases it also performed better than the others.