Slim is a data compression system for scientific data sets, both a binary and a
library with C linkage. Slim works with integer data from one or more channels
in a file, which it can compress more rapidly than general tools like gzip.
This application is used to make reversible, lossless compression of
noisy science data.
It is appropriate to use the binaries slim, unslim, and slimcat for
data streams consisting of one or more "channels" of binary integer
data packed into a repeating pattern of words 1, 2, or 4 bytes in
In addition to the binaries, the package provides a library with C
linkage for READING slim files
slim(1) PHYSICS DATA COMPRESSION slim(1)
slim, unslim, slimcat - Reversible compression of noisy
slim [options] filename ...
unslim [options] filename ...
slimcat [options] filename ...
slim performs lossless compression on binary data files. It
is designed to oper
(As of September 30, 2008)
Slim currently does not support 8-byte integer data. Only 1, 2, or 4