I recently read something that talks about DIST distribution strings. It appears to be a way to take a long string of previously generated numbers and somehow compress them into a string that can then be used by others. I believe it's lossy. I'm having a great deal of trouble finding out anything other than some generalities about it. It may be proprietary, I don't know.
Does anyone know where I might be able to find something out about the algorithm used to create such a DIST string? Also if anyone knows anything about this, is this something that's being used anywhere and how useful does it appear to be?