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DATA COMPRESSION

Advancing data compression via noise detection

Compressing scientific data is essential to save on storage space, but doing so effectively while ensuring that the conclusions from the data are not affected remains a challenging task. A recent paper proposes a new method to identify numerical noise from floating-point atmospheric data, which can lead to a more effective compression.

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Fig. 1: The notion of noise and precision.

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Hammerling, D.M., Baker, A.H. Advancing data compression via noise detection. Nat Comput Sci 1, 711–712 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43588-021-00167-z

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