Lossless Compresion library for scientific data
libsz2 is an implementation of the extended-Rice lossless compression algorithm.
The Consultative Committee on Space Data Systems (CCSDS) has adopted the
extended-Rice algorithm for international standards for space applications[1,6,7].
Szip is reported to provide fast and effective compression, specifically for the
EOS data generated by the NASA Earth Observatory System (EOS). It was
originally developed at University of New Mexico (UNM) and integrated with HDF4
by UNM researchers and developers.