fountain: A fountain codec.

[ bsd3, codec, library ] [ Propose Tags ]
Versions 0.0.0, 0.0.1, 0.0.2, 0.0.4, 0.0.5, 0.0.6, 0.1
Dependencies base (>=4.0 && <5.0), containers (==0.3.*), random (==1.0.*) [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Author Tom Hawkins <>
Maintainer Tom Hawkins <>
Category Codec
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Uploaded by TomHawkins at Sat Oct 23 15:13:27 UTC 2010
Distributions NixOS:0.1
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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.


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    • Codec.Fountain


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