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Re: VMs: Petr's repeated strings plots
--- Jorge Stolfi <stolfi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Petr asks
> > I have one strange effect that I don't
> > understand. If I scan a
> > small part of the VMS (test04) I get a
> > recognizeable pattern. Then
> > if I remove all the spaces (test08) I find a
> > whole lot less
> > matching strings. [...]
> If you are looking for strings of the same length
> (say 12 characters)
> then in the second case you probably get more varied
> strings (i.e.
> more bits of information), because spaces are fairly
> predictable from
> the other letters.
I'm not sure I agree, because all letters are
predictable from context. However, clearly, if
you count space as a letter, it is the most
frequent one that you are discarding.
The result is more varied. Also, you should set the
limit lower than 12 for the new text, to get an
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