On Oct 29, 2010, at 6:34 PM, Doug Williams wrote:

> I'm in the process of updating all of my collections to Racket. I have most 
> of the smaller ones done - animated-canvas, describe (with documentation this 
> time), packed-binary, and uuid - with only table-panel left to go. Right now 
> I'm finishing up the documentation for my new sesame library - an interface 
> to the Sesame RDF triples store - that I'll release this weekend. [I need it 
> for my 'real' job.] Then I'll move on to the 'big three' - science, 
> simulation, and inference. They'll take me a while because of their size and 
> complexity.But, I'll redo the graphics to PNG format at that time.

Sounds good; let me know if I can help; I'd be glad to crunch those files and 
spend five minutes changing "bmp" to "png" everywhere.

John

> On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 6:45 PM, John Clements <cleme...@brinckerhoff.org> 
> wrote:
> Your science collection stores images as bitmaps.  Storing them as png's 
> instead reduces their size by about 99%. This is lossless, so there's no 
> reduction in quality.
> 
> If I'm doing the math correctly, this could reduce the size of the installed 
> science collection from about 78 megabytes to about 7 megabytes (it looks 
> like there are three copies of everything).
> 
> John
> 
> 

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