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Universal Zopfli Build Status

google/zopfli is a compression library to perform gzip, deflate or zlib compression.

This library is a JavaScript binding to zopfli with WebAssembly. This might be slower than C/C++ extension for zopfli, but because wasm is portable binary its installation is much easier than C/C++ extensions.


# for npm users:
npm install "@gfx/zopfli"
# for yarnpkg users
yarnpkg add "@gfx/zopfli"


In TypeScript:

import { gzip } from "@gfx/zopfli";
const input: string;
gzip(input, { numiterations: 15 }, (err, output) => {
    // output is compressed in gzip

Note that the gzip method is compatible with node-zopfli.


Exported as ZopfliOptions and its default is:

const defaultOptions: ZopfliOptions = {
    verbose: false,
    verbose_more: false,
    numiterations: 15,
    blocksplitting: true,
    blocksplittingmax: 15,






make benchmark-with-optimization

As of emscripten 1.37.22 + NodeJS 8.9.1 + macOS 10.12.6, the result is as follows:

## payload size: 1
universal-zopfli x 106 ops/sec ±0.79% (80 runs sampled)
node-zopfli x 201 ops/sec ±1.99% (82 runs sampled)
Fastest is node-zopfli
## payload size: 1024
universal-zopfli x 1.37 ops/sec ±12.99% (11 runs sampled)
node-zopfli x 4.62 ops/sec ±3.34% (27 runs sampled)
Fastest is node-zopfli
## payload size: 1038336
universal-zopfli x 0.26 ops/sec ±6.91% (6 runs sampled)
node-zopfli x 0.39 ops/sec ±1.35% (6 runs sampled)
Fastest is node-zopfli

That is, the performance of universal-zopfli is about 70% of native binding node-zopfli with 1MB payload.

See Also


Copyright 2017, FUJI Goro (gfx).

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

And it links to google/zopfli statically, which is also licensed by Google under Apache 2.0 License.