Choose a version:
36% The original file has 15773 bytes (15.4k) and is available from the project website.
There you can find the official minified version, too, which brings down the size to 5711 bytes (5.6k, 36%).

After GZIP compression these minified files vary in size:
Boot
  2138 bytes (2.1k)
CDN
gzip -6 (default)
  1961 bytes (1.9k)
local copy
gzip -9
  1961 bytes (1.9k)
local copy
Baidu
  1945 bytes (1.9k)
CDN
cdnjs
  1945 bytes (1.9k)
CDN
cdnhttps
  1937 bytes (1.9k)
CDN
libdeflate -12
  1901 bytes (1.9k)
local copy
7zip -mx=9 -tgzip
  1898 bytes (1.9k)
local copy
kzip -s0 -rn -b1
  1898 bytes (1.9k)
local copy
pigz -11 -n
  1897 bytes (1.9k)
local copy
Zopfli
  1894 bytes (1.8k)
local copy

perma-link to the smallest file on my server:
http://minime.stephan-brumme.com/files/underscorejs/underscore-0.3.0.min.js

You will automatically get the smallest UnderscoreJS 0.3.0 file, ETag caching is available and
if your browser doesn't support GZIP decompression then the uncompressed version will be sent.

Currently best Zopfli settings

Save 43 bytes by using my UnderscoreJS 0.3.0 Zopfli version instead of the best available CDN (2.27% smaller than cdnhttps, 1894 vs. 1937 bytes):
You can use my super-compressed files for whatever purpose you like as long as you respect the library's original license agreement.
There are no restrictions from my side - but please avoid hot-linking if you run a high-traffic website.

These command-line settings yielded the best compression ratio so far (Linux version of zopfli-krzymod):
zopfli --i10000 --mb8 --mls8 --bsr21 --lazy --ohh

(found February 2, 2016)
Description Value Parameter
iterations 10000  --i10000
maximum blocks 8  --mb8
maximum length score 8  --mls8
block splitting recursion 21  --bsr21
lazy matching in LZ77 yes  --lazy
optimized Huffman headers yes  --ohh
initial random W for iterations 1  --rw1
initial random Z for iterations 2  --rz2

Verify file integrity

After decompression, my uncompressed files are identical to the original ones:

MD5:
curl --silent --compressed https://raw.githubusercontent.com/jashkenas/underscore/0.3.0/underscore-min.js --location | md5sum
c021a41da175481caf8a8bae31c6104b  -
curl --silent --compressed http://minime.stephan-brumme.com/files/underscorejs/underscore-0.3.0.min.zopfli.js.gz | md5sum
c021a41da175481caf8a8bae31c6104b  -

SHA1:
curl --silent --compressed https://raw.githubusercontent.com/jashkenas/underscore/0.3.0/underscore-min.js --location | sha1sum
5f7e66c336f3a7974347b135524ba8863c64cbf8  -
curl --silent --compressed http://minime.stephan-brumme.com/files/underscorejs/underscore-0.3.0.min.zopfli.js.gz | sha1sum
5f7e66c336f3a7974347b135524ba8863c64cbf8  -

All listed CDNs deliver identical contents:
CDN Size (compressed) MD5 (uncompressed) Timestamp
Boot 2138 bytes c021a41da175481caf8a8bae31c6104b (invalid)
Baidu 1945 bytes c021a41da175481caf8a8bae31c6104b (invalid)
cdnjs 1945 bytes c021a41da175481caf8a8bae31c6104b (invalid)
cdnhttps 1937 bytes c021a41da175481caf8a8bae31c6104b (invalid)

Note: only the MD5 hashes are shown to keep things simple.

Other Versions

Available UnderscoreJS versions at minime.stephan-brumme.com:

1.9.0,
1.8.3, 1.8.2, 1.8.1,
1.7.0,
1.6.0,
1.5.2, 1.5.0,
1.4.4, 1.4.3, 1.4.2, 1.4.1, 1.4.0,
1.3.3, 1.3.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.0,
1.2.4, 1.2.3, 1.2.2, 1.2.1, 1.2.0,
1.1.7, 1.1.5, 1.1.4, 1.1.3, 1.1.2, 1.1.1, 1.1.0,
1.0.4, 1.0.3, 1.0.2, 1.0.1, 1.0.0,
0.6.0,
0.5.7, 0.5.6, 0.5.5, 0.5.4, 0.5.3, 0.5.2, 0.5.1, 0.5.0,
0.4.7, 0.4.6, 0.4.5, 0.4.4, 0.4.3, 0.4.2, 0.4.1, 0.4.0,
0.3.3, 0.3.2, 0.3.1, 0.3.0,
0.2.0,
0.1.1, 0.1.0

The project site contains an overview how well these versions were compressed.
Other interesting projects are AngularJS, BackboneJS, Bootstrap, D3, Dojo, Ember, jQuery, Knockout, lodash, React, Socket.IO, ThreeJS and Vue.

Changelog

Best Zopfli parameters so far:
Size Improvement Parameters Found
1894 bytes -1 byte zopfli --i10000 --mls8 --bsr21 --lazy --ohh February 2, 2016 @ 23:17
1895 bytes zopfli --i100 --mls16 --bsr7 --lazy --ohh February 2, 2016 @ 20:57

If there are multiple parameter sets yielding the same compressed size, only the first one found is shown.

Most recent activity on June 16, 2016 @ 14:37.

Heatmaps

This Zopfli heatmap visualizes how compression changes when modifying the --bsr and --mls parameter.
Cell's contents is the best filesize achieved (in bytes, hover with mouse over cells to see number of iterations).

Good parameters are green, bad are red. The best and worst are bold as well.
The brightness of the blue background color indicates how many iterations were processed:
10,000 or 100,000.
bsr \ mls
2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024 2048 4096 8192 16384 32768
bsr \ mls
2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024 2048 4096 8192 16384 32768
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Due to the Monte Carlo design of my search algorithm, not all parameters have reached the same number of iterations yet:
Iterations Min. Bytes Reduction Coverage
100 1895 bytes 100%
1,000 1895 bytes 100%
10,000 1894 bytes -1 byte 100%
100,000 1894 bytes 0.58%
1,000,000
10,000,000

KZIP has far less options available for tuning/optimization. I only played around with the number of blocks (parameter -n):
Blocks Min. Bytes Compared To Best Zopfli Compared To Best KZIP
1898 bytes +4 bytes (+0.21%)
1898 bytes +4 bytes (+0.21%)
1917 bytes +23 bytes (+1.21%) +19 bytes
1942 bytes +48 bytes (+2.53%) +44 bytes
1977 bytes +83 bytes (+4.38%) +79 bytes
2001 bytes +107 bytes (+5.65%) +103 bytes
2035 bytes +141 bytes (+7.44%) +137 bytes
2055 bytes +161 bytes (+8.50%) +157 bytes
2086 bytes +192 bytes (+10.14%) +188 bytes

Non-DEFLATE Algorithms

Archivers based on completely different compression algorithms often produce superior results.
Unfortunately, browsers only support gzip compression at the moment.
Algorithm Program Parameters Size Compared To Best Zopfli
Brotli (Wikipedia) brotli brotli -q 11 1715 bytes -179 bytes (-9.45%)
RAR (proprietary) RAR rar a -m5 -md64m -mc63:128t -mt1 1735 bytes -159 bytes (-8.39%)
ZSTD (Wikipedia) zstd zstd -19 1921 bytes +27 bytes (+1.43%)
LZMA2 (Wikipedia) xz xz -9 1984 bytes +90 bytes (+4.75%)
Burrows-Wheeler transform (Wikipedia) bzip2 bzip2 -9 1992 bytes +98 bytes (+5.17%)
PPMd (Wikipedia) 7zip 7za a -mx=9 -m0=ppmd 2039 bytes +145 bytes (+7.66%)
ZPAQ (Wikipedia) zpaq zpaq -method 69 2645 bytes +751 bytes (+39.65%)

Detailled Analysis

I wrote a DEFLATE decoder in Javascript. Click the button below to start a client-side analysis of the smallest gzipped files (may take a second):


Notes: pigz is a fast open source multi-threaded implementation of gzip written by one of the original authors of gzip.
However, when using compression level 11, pigz actually switches to the slower Zopfli algorithm and isn't multi-threaded anymore.
KrzyMOD's extensions to Zopfli offer the highest level of configuration and is therefore used for my brute-force search.
Ken Silverman wrote the closed-source KZIP compression program and Jonathon Fowler ported it to Linux.
Defluff was created by Joachim Henke; DeflOpt is a tool by Ben Jos Walbeehm.

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all timestamps are displayed in central european time. see my changelog.
no flash, not even images or external css files - and everything squeezed into a single html file.
which was handsomely compressed before releasing it into the wild internet - obviously.

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