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Published examples by Mark R. Nelson in his article which examines the Burrows-Wheeler Transform--an algorithm that takes a block of data and rearranges it using a sorting algorithm. The resulting output block contains exactly the same data elements that it started with, differing only in their ordering.

					_Data Compression with the Burrows-Wheeler Transform_
by Mark R. Nelson

Example 1:

int T[] = { 1, 6, 4, 5, 0, 2, 3 };
    char L[] = "OBRSDDB";
    int primary_index = 5;
    . . . 
        int index = primary_index;      
    for ( int i = 0 ; i < 7 ; i++ ) {
        cout << L[ index ];
        index = T[ index ];

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