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@graphistry/node-pigz

2.0.2 • Public • Published

=== node-pigz by Graphistry, Inc. ===

What is it?

Node-pigz wraps pigz for multicore compression. Pigz "is a fully functional replacement for gzip that exploits multiple processors and multiple cores to the hilt when compressing data." It is a great way to reduce latency, or, for the same latency, increase compression.

Node-pigz supports both JavaScript's ArrayBuffers (typed arrays) and Node's Buffer. The default wrapper takes Uint8Arrays and returns Buffers.

The Latest Version

See github repo

Installation

node-pigz depends on pigz and node-gyp. It assumes pigz is at "/usr/local/bin/pigz".

  1. brew install pigz
  2. npm install -g node-gyp
  3. npm install

Licensing

See file LICENSE

Contacts

See github repo

Example

var compress = require('./compress.js');

var inputArr = [];
for (var i = 0; i < 1024 * 1024; i++) {
    inputArr.push(i % 20);
}

var inputTypedArr = new Uint32Array(inputArr);
var t0 = new Date().getTime();
compress.deflate(new Uint8Array(inputTypedArr.buffer), function (err, outputBuffer) {
    if (err) {
        return console.error('Compression error', err);
    } else {
        console.log(
            'deflated:', (inputTypedArr.byteLength/(1024*1024)).toFixed(2), 'MB', 
            '-->', (outputBuffer.length/(1024*1024)), 'MB');
        console.log('(', (100 * outputBuffer.length/inputTypedArr.byteLength).toFixed(2), '%)');
        console.log(new Date().getTime() - t0, 'ms');
    }
});


// Output:
// deflated: 4.00 MB --> 0.027303695678710938 MB
// ( 0.68 %)
// 28 'ms'

Install

npm i @graphistry/node-pigz

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10

Version

2.0.2

License

BSD-2

Unpacked Size

29.5 kB

Total Files

10

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