Data Compression Benchmark Suite

(Cenk Sahinalp, Nasir Rajpoot)

Welcome to the data compression benchmark suite. This page provides you a list of the data sets which are used usually for benchmark testing a compression software. If you'd like to suggest some benchmark data/software for compression, please let us know by email at or

If you are looking for a list of pointers to other compression websites, you might find the compression pointers page maintained by Stuart Inglis to be useful. Mitsuharu Arimura maintains a page, containing his bookmarks on compression, which is also a very well-organized list of such pointers. Another list of compression links can be found by clicking here.

Data Sets

Other Corpora

Compression Software


Last Updated on October 23, 1998