Re: Data format and compression (was Re: Bar code choice)

From: Jan Karrman <jan_at_it_dot_uu_dot_se>
Date: Sat Sep 13 2003 - 14:11:14 CDT

On Sat, 13 Sep 2003, Edward Cherlin wrote:

> > With your scheme, you still have to come up with a way to do
> > long integer math within Python to convert the 116 digit
> > binary number to a 35 (or less) digit decimal number.
>
> Why decimal? You can convert to hex four bits at a time.
>

Because the bar code Code128 has a compact representation of
decimal digits-only strings.

/Jan
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