Re: Bar Code Scheme for Ballot

From: Alan Dechert <adechert_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Thu Aug 21 2003 - 18:52:50 CDT

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From: "Arthur Keller" <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
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Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2003 4:49 PM
Subject: Re: Bar Code Scheme for Ballot

> At 4:38 PM -0700 8/21/03, Alan Dechert wrote:
> >Probably, we will be encoding 7 bits with a single character. In this
case,
> >the possibilities for the first 7 bits are:
> >
> >1000000
> >0100000
> >0010000
> >0001000
> >0000100
> >0000010
> >0000001
> >0000000
>
> That encodes eight possibilities. That can more effectively be
> encoded in 3 bits. 7 bits can encode 128 possibilities. If you use
> a bit-dense continuous coding scheme with varying length codes, it
> wouldn't be easy to figure out anything by eye, but easy by computer.
>
Yes. Please read the next post I made on this.

Alan Dechert
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