fountain: A fountain codec.

[ bsd3, codec, library ] [ Propose Tags ]

Fountain codes are forward error correction codes for erasure channels. They are able to recover lost packets without needing a backchannel. As a rateless code, transmitters generate packets at random, on the fly. Receivers then listen to as many packets as needed to reconstruct the message.

Versions [faq] 0.0.0, 0.0.1, 0.0.2, 0.0.4, 0.0.5, 0.0.6, 0.1
Dependencies base (>=4.0 && <6), containers (>=0.3), random (>=1.0) [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Author Tom Hawkins <>
Maintainer Tom Hawkins <> RubenAstudillo <>
Category Codec
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Uploaded by RubenAstudillo at Tue Oct 9 22:12:19 UTC 2012
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