I have set integers that are normally distributed, and I'm trying to implement binary arithmetic encoding, as suggested in this post: Compressing normally distributed data
I'm running into trouble because the user remarks that we should try arithmetic encoding the quotient using a sequence of binary symbols. I don't understand what this means because I've only seen arithmetic encoders operate on sequences. I'm aware that BAC can work on multi-symbol alphabets, but I'm still unsure of how to implement that.
Could anyone explain a rough guideline of how a binary arithmetic coder would be implemented for this type of data or as explained in the linked question?