slope-keypoint compaction

Data compaction accomplished by stating (a) a specific keypoint of departure, (b) a direction or slope of departure, (c) the maximum deviation from a prescribed specific value, and (d) a new keypoint and a new slope. Note: An example of slope-keypoint compaction is the storage or transmission of a slope and one point on a straight line instead of storing and transmitting a large number of values, i.e., of points, on the line. [From Weik ’89]