Come arbitrarily close to the capacity of the binary erasure channel.
- Fountain code — Tornado codes, the precursor to fountain codes, are much slower to encode and decode in the low-rate regime applicable to scalable data transmission .
- Low-density parity-check (LDPC) code — Tornado codes are similar to LDPC codes, but they use a highly irregular weight distribution for the underlying graphs .
- Raptor (RAPid TORnado) code — Tornado codes, which can be used as a pre-code for raptor codes, also use a multi-layer approach where redundant symbols are created by one code for another code to use as input.
Zoo code information
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