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From Theory to Practice: Plug and Play with Succinct Data Structures

S Gog, T Beller, A Moffat, M Petri

Experimental Algorithms | Springer International Publishing | Published : 2014

Abstract

Engineering efficient implementations of compact and succinct structures is time-consuming and challenging, since there is no standard library of easy-to-use, highly optimized, and composable components. One consequence is that measuring the practical impact of new theoretical proposals is difficult, since older baseline implementations may not rely on the same basic components, and reimplementing from scratch can be time-consuming. In this paper we present a framework for experimentation with succinct data structures, providing a large set of configurable components, together with tests, benchmarks, and tools to analyze resource requirements. We demonstrate the functionality of the framewor..

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