Entries by Jordi Portell

What is FAPEC?

Here at DAPCOM you have some pages presenting or describing what is FAPEC, such as here, here, in some of these publications, or in this flyer. But to make it short: What is FAPEC? And which are its benefits? FAPEC is a data compression algorithm implemented as a software application. That is: we simply reduce the […]

Gaia DR2 bulk catalogue available in FAPEC format

The Gaia group at the Universitat de Barcelona (IEEC – ICCUB), in cooperation with DAPCOM, has published an alternative copy of the bulk data files from Gaia DR2 – the second data release from Gaia, where DAPCOM has made significant contributions. Gaia DR2 was published on 25 April 2018. Besides the on-line catalogue, bulk CSV […]

Release of FAPEC Archiver 19.0

  Today, DAPCOM has released the new version of our propietary, high-performance, professional, staged data compressor, FAPEC. This version, called FAPEC Archiver 19.0, is the first public version in the sense that anybody can request and download free decompression or evaluation licenses. It also includes some exciting improvements with respect to the previous release, such […]

Gaia Data Release 2 and DAPCOM

On 25 April 2018 at 12:00 CEST, the second Gaia data release (Gaia DR2) was published. This is a major milestone in astronomy, leading to the largest and most precise multi-dimensional map of our Galaxy: it provides positions and brightness of 1.7 billion stars (also providing distances, proper motions and colours for 80% of these), […]

New FAPEC stage for tabulated text data compression

DAPCOM is about to release a new version of the FAPEC data compression software. Among its exciting new features we can find a new stage for tabulated text data, such as point clouds or CSV files. We have done some tests which reveal that FAPEC achieves the best compression ratios at a very low computing […]