[r-t] Complexity of extents
mark at snowtiger.net
Thu Jun 13 20:46:36 UTC 2013
Philip Earis asks,
> Are there appropriate standard tests / algorithms
> that can be used in such a scenario, ie here to
> rank extents in terms of their intrinsic complexity?
Find a way of writing out the extents in a standard way (perhaps the
expanded place notation), and compress them using a tool like gzip.
The size of the compressed extent is a metric of its complexity:
simpler, more repetitive extents will be smaller.
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