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Compression Rankings

  Best Compression - Binaries        % saved    %/min efficiency
  StuffIt Deluxe 2.0 "Best Guess"    42.3             7.11
  Compactor                          41.94%          13.90
  StuffIt Classic 1.6 "Best Guess"   41.94%           5.67
  DiskDoubler 3.1 "Method B"         35.34%          11.91

  Best Compression - Graphics        % saved    %/min efficiency
  Compactor                          55.66%          11.80
  StuffIt Deluxe 2.0 "Best Guess"    55.10%           8.59
  StuffIt Classic 1.6 "Best Guess"   54.33%           7.12
  DiskDoubler 3.1 "Method B"         51.09%          19.52

  Best Compression - Text            % saved    %/min efficiency
  Compactor                          53.98%          87.54
  StuffIt Deluxe 2.0 "Best Guess"    52.59%          24.85
  StuffIt Classic 1.6 "Best Guess"   52.15%          27.94
  DiskDoubler 3.1 "Method A"         51.41%         140.21

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