How fast is bit packing


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Integer values are typically stored using 32 bits. Yet if you are given an array of integers between 0 and 131 072, you could store these numbers using as little as 17 bits each—a net saving of almost 50%. Programmers nearly never store integers in this manner despite the obvious compression benefits. Indeed, bit packing and … Continue reading How fast is bit packing?