". This task is intended to be a test bed of compression algorithms.
" - converts 32-bit integers to 16-bit integers by calculating a common mode signal at each time
slice and a multiplicative value (BZERO and BSCALE) after removing the first measurement
" - stores the differences between adjacent bolometer samples as 16-bit integers. Any values
for which the differences are too big to be stored in 16 bits are stored explicitly in 32 bit integers (see
SUN/11 for full details).
Data will be uncompressed automatically by any SMURF routine.
Files may well be larger when compressed.