Sequence Compression Benchmark


Our benchmark explores a specific topic: Comparison of reference-free compressors of FASTA-formatted sequence data, running in Linux command line, streaming uncompressed data on input and output. Within this scope, we tried our best to evaluate a comprehensive array of compressors on a broad range of data.

However, you may need a compressor for other kind of data, or otherwise have a different question, not answered by our benchmark. On this page we assembled links to some other projects you may find useful.

These links are selected and commented from the viewpoint of a potential benchmark user, that is, someone using the benchmark data in order to select a compressor.

Suggestions for more or better links are welcome!

Biological data compression

Order: new to old

General data compression