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Gamma code properties

  • G is encoded using 2   log G⌋ + 1 bits

    • Length of offset is   log G   bits

    • Length of length is ⌊log G  + 1 bits

  • All gamma codes have an odd number of bits

  • Almost within a factor of 2 of best possible, log2 G

  • Gamma code is uniquely prefix-decodable, like VB

  • Gamma code can be used for any distribution

  • Gamma code is parameter-free

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