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> What this model of publication does not (yet) have is a reputation mechanism, but it isn't clear it needs one, because you can see the results (and the code) for yourself. As such, I think the author has not only done something interesting in the image compression space, they are pointing the way on the future of scientific publication.

The original post is certainly interesting, but that doesn't mean it extends our knowledge of image processing. For example, see this 20 year old paper that proposes the idea:


This is something peer review would pick up on... That said, I don't mean to discourage the author. It's a great idea and nicely presented!

Maybe OP or someone else will take the initiative to add that and other reference material to the project's wiki.

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