Most data compression methods that are based on variable-length codes employ the Huffman or Golomb codes. However, there are a large number of less-known codes that have useful properties and these can be useful. This book brings this large set of codes to the attention of workers in the field and for students of computer science. The author's crystal clear style of writing and presentation allows easy access to the topic. 73 Tables, black and white; 42 Illustrations, black and white; XII, 196 p. 42 illus. With online files/update.