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Re: How to maximise the content of my data CD

by blazar (Canon)
on Feb 25, 2005 at 12:56 UTC ( #434440=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How to maximise the content of my data CD

This question tends to come up quite often lately. As it has already been pointed out to you it's basically the knapsack problem, which is known to be generally a "hard" problem. However a practical answer may depend on the actual average file sixe: if you only have files whose size is about say 1Mb or less, or at least you have a good wealth of such files along with potentially larger ones, then you may be content with a suboptimal solution given by filling up the space with as many of those files as possible.

As a side note, outside of France (for what I know) Mo is spelled Mb...

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Re^2: How to maximise the content of my data CD
by amaguk (Sexton) on Feb 25, 2005 at 13:02 UTC

    Sorry for the Mb, I'm not French, but Belgian, and a French-speaking person.

    And thank you for your answer !

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