Gas cost is an important topic in tezos and I would like to understand better

  • the different types of it that occur in michelson
  • how they are calculated

Could someone offer me a pointer ?

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There are eight types of costs:

1   Reading cost

2   Deserialization cost

3   Parsing cost

4   Type comparison cost

5   Interpreter cost

6   Unparsing cost

7   Serialization cost

8   Writng cost

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