Choose a version:
29% The original file has 68416 bytes (66.8k) and is available from the project website.
There you can find the official minified version, too, which brings down the size to 19526 bytes (19.1k, 29%).

After GZIP compression these minified files vary in size:
unpkg
  10243 bytes (10.0k)
CDN
Boot
  7534 bytes (7.4k)
CDN
cdnjs
  7526 bytes (7.3k)
CDN
gzip -6 (default)
  7519 bytes (7.3k)
local copy
gzip -9
  7510 bytes (7.3k)
local copy
libdeflate -12
  7332 bytes (7.2k)
local copy
zultra
  7321 bytes (7.1k)
local copy
7zip -mx=9 -tgzip
  7319 bytes (7.1k)
local copy
kzip -s0 -rn -b0
  7319 bytes (7.1k)
local copy
pigz -11 -n
  7314 bytes (7.1k)
local copy
Zopfli
  7302 bytes (7.1k)
local copy

perma-link to the smallest file on my server:
http://minime.stephan-brumme.com/files/underscorejs/underscore-1.13.4.min.js (or via HTTPS)

You will automatically get the smallest UnderscoreJS 1.13.4 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 224 bytes by using my UnderscoreJS 1.13.4 Zopfli version instead of the best available CDN (3.07% smaller than cdnjs, 7302 vs. 7526 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 --i100000 --mb8 --mls2048 --bsr11 --lazy --ohh

(found June 30, 2022)
Description Value Parameter
iterations 100000  --i100000
maximum blocks 8  --mb8
maximum length score 2048  --mls2048
block splitting recursion 11  --bsr11
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/1.13.4/underscore-min.js --location | md5sum
e8d513c4fd873b979f84c36fc8d45154  -
curl --silent --compressed https://minime.stephan-brumme.com/files/underscorejs/underscore-1.13.4.min.zopfli.js.gz | md5sum
e8d513c4fd873b979f84c36fc8d45154  -

SHA1:
curl --silent --compressed https://raw.githubusercontent.com/jashkenas/underscore/1.13.4/underscore-min.js --location | sha1sum
5d63ee293f6047d28b3bb33f044a97cc2f05d8cd  -
curl --silent --compressed https://minime.stephan-brumme.com/files/underscorejs/underscore-1.13.4.min.zopfli.js.gz | sha1sum
5d63ee293f6047d28b3bb33f044a97cc2f05d8cd  -

All listed CDNs deliver identical contents:
CDN Size (compressed) MD5 (uncompressed) Timestamp
unpkg 10243 bytes e8d513c4fd873b979f84c36fc8d45154 (invalid)
Boot 7534 bytes e8d513c4fd873b979f84c36fc8d45154 (invalid)
cdnjs 7526 bytes e8d513c4fd873b979f84c36fc8d45154 (invalid)

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

Other Versions

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

1.13.4, 1.13.3, 1.13.2, 1.13.1, 1.13.0,
1.12.1, 1.12.0,
1.11.0,
1.10.2, 1.10.1, 1.10.0,
1.9.2, 1.9.1, 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
7302 bytes -1 byte zopfli --i100000 --mls2048 --bsr11 --lazy --ohh June 30, 2022 @ 13:09
7303 bytes -2 bytes zopfli --i10000 --mls2048 --bsr11 --lazy --ohh June 30, 2022 @ 12:28
7305 bytes -2 bytes zopfli --i1000 --mls2048 --bsr22 --lazy --ohh June 30, 2022 @ 11:56
7307 bytes zopfli --i100 --mls2048 --bsr22 --lazy --ohh June 30, 2022 @ 11:18

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

Most recent activity on July 4, 2022 @ 16:25.

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 1,000,000.
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
7313 7313 7314 7314 7314 7306 7307 7307 7306 7306 7306 7307 7304 7306 7306
7310 7310 7309 7311 7307 7310 7310 7312 7312 7312 7305 7306 7306 7306 7306
7311 7309 7310 7309 7307 7309 7309 7311 7310 7309 7304 7306 7309 7306 7306
7311 7312 7308 7309 7309 7309 7310 7311 7311 7308 7305 7306 7306 7306 7306
7310 7313 7310 7312 7309 7306 7305 7306 7307 7308 7306 7307 7306 7306 7306
7310 7314 7309 7312 7310 7310 7312 7311 7309 7308 7304 7306 7306 7306 7311
7311 7307 7310 7310 7312 7309 7312 7311 7310 7307 7304 7306 7307 7306 7306
7307 7307 7310 7311 7311 7307 7311 7311 7310 7308 7302 7307 7306 7311 7306
7311 7307 7310 7310 7311 7310 7311 7311 7306 7304 7305 7312 7306 7306 7306
7311 7313 7308 7309 7307 7309 7309 7311 7310 7308 7304 7308 7307 7306 7306
7309 7308 7310 7311 7311 7306 7304 7311 7310 7309 7305 7312 7307 7306 7306
7312 7307 7309 7310 7311 7309 7310 7311 7309 7306 7304 7306 7306 7306 7306
7312 7308 7310 7310 7308 7310 7311 7312 7308 7309 7302 7306 7306 7306 7306
7308 7308 7310 7310 7308 7310 7310 7307 7306 7309 7304 7306 7307 7306 7306
7311 7308 7310 7311 7311 7308 7310 7305 7309 7307 7304 7306 7306 7306 7306
7312 7307 7309 7310 7311 7311 7311 7311 7310 7310 7304 7304 7306 7306 7306
7308 7308 7310 7309 7309 7310 7309 7309 7306 7307 7306 7306 7306 7306 7306
7311 7308 7308 7311 7308 7312 7310 7311 7308 7308 7304 7306 7311 7306 7306
7308 7308 7310 7309 7307 7309 7310 7309 7306 7306 7302 7307 7306 7306 7306
7308 7308 7310 7309 7309 7310 7310 7311 7309 7308 7302 7304 7306 7306 7306
7310 7313 7310 7309 7308 7310 7310 7309 7309 7306 7302 7306 7306 7306 7306
7312 7312 7309 7310 7311 7311 7311 7311 7309 7307 7304 7305 7306 7306 7306
7310 7312 7309 7311 7311 7305 7311 7311 7310 7304 7304 7305 7306 7306 7306

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 7307 bytes 100%
1,000 7305 bytes -2 bytes 100%
10,000 7303 bytes -2 bytes 100%
100,000 7302 bytes -1 byte 1.45%
1,000,000 7302 bytes 1.45%
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
7319 bytes +17 bytes (+0.23%)
7319 bytes +17 bytes (+0.23%)
7320 bytes +18 bytes (+0.25%) +1 byte
7341 bytes +39 bytes (+0.53%) +22 bytes
7370 bytes +68 bytes (+0.93%) +51 bytes
7398 bytes +96 bytes (+1.31%) +79 bytes
7432 bytes +130 bytes (+1.78%) +113 bytes
7456 bytes +154 bytes (+2.11%) +137 bytes
7476 bytes +174 bytes (+2.38%) +157 bytes

Non-DEFLATE Algorithms

Archivers based on completely different compression algorithms often produce superior results.
Unfortunately, browsers only support gzip compression at the moment.
However, support for Brotli is constantly growing - for example, your browser actually supports it !
Algorithm Program Parameters Size Compared To Best Zopfli
RAR (proprietary) RAR rar a -m5 -md64m -mc63:128t -mt1 6566 bytes -736 bytes (-10.08%)
Brotli (Wikipedia) brotli brotli -q 11 6844 bytes -458 bytes (-6.27%)
PPMd (Wikipedia) 7zip 7za a -mx=9 -m0=ppmd 6962 bytes -340 bytes (-4.66%)
ZPAQ (Wikipedia) zpaq zpaq -method 69 7234 bytes -68 bytes (-0.93%)
LZMA2 (Wikipedia) xz xz -9 7284 bytes -18 bytes (-0.25%)
Burrows-Wheeler transform (Wikipedia) bzip2 bzip2 -9 7289 bytes -13 bytes (-0.18%)
Zstandard (Wikipedia) zstd zstd -19 7298 bytes -4 bytes (-0.05%)

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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which was handsomely compressed before releasing it into the wild internet - obviously.

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