What are the top 2 or 3 books to get about lossless data compression?
This is likely a subjective opinion, but any suggestions are useful.
It's not hard to get decent summaries of LZ77 LZ78, BWT, PPM, and so on,
but quite often books don't give great details on these.
For example, I'd love to read CHAPTERS on the techniques for making Huffman and artithmetic coding work efficiently.. what kind of tradeoffs can be made, things like precomputing decode tables for fast lookup (like gzip uses).
I have Solomon's book, (it's OK but doesn't go into enough detail).
I also have Sayood's which is even less detailed.
I also have the BWT book which I like.
What other books can you recommend for getting down into details and algorithms and strategies.. stuff that appeals to the actual coders/experimenters who are posting here?
Asked another way, what 2 or 3 books have you liked the best?
I know there's plenty online, too, but I'm looking for a book or two I can read on the bus or to get a different viewpoint.
I'm not interested in lossy compression or images, just data compression.
Any opinions on Moffat's book?