1. I have long suspected that IBM is mature in the utilization of computer
resources, such that 94% compression possible on a PC is more an indication
that PC objects waste space than a problem with compression algorithms.

2.  There is a compression of sorts to send 400 data over a communication
line.
When we first started with remote sites years ago, I was concerned about
modem speeds, line speeds, amount of data to be transmitted.  I felt that end
result for users would be too slow, but I had not bargained for how
efficiently the data was compressed over the communication process.  Perhaps
that is applicable here?

MacWheel99@aol.com (Alister Wm Macintyre) (Al Mac)

brad@elstore.com writes:

> rob@dekko.com wrote:
>  >
>  > Savlib's to save files with DTACPR(*Yes) is significantly smaller than
>  > without.
>
>  I don't really have a good way to check that, because I don't
>  have a production AS/400 with a decent sized database. However,
>  none of the compressions things I have seen do better than about
>  50% - and the PC on databases can do up to 94% (so far.)
>
>  But that at least would let us get more than 650 MB of AS/400
>  data on a CD, so it is a good suggestion.



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