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Your camera comes with a PC program to de-compress the data
Yes, but for conversion of RAW images, that program contains proprietary code which does the decompression. If you want to write your own program to convert a Canon RAW file to BMP, JPG or whatever, there is no publicly available documentation which explains the compression algorithms or other info you would need to be able to convert a RAW image to, say, JPG.
You can get a software development kit from Canon which converts a RAW file to (IIRC) BMP or TIFF and also gives you control over various things like the white balance used during the conversion. I haven't used their SDK for several years but they still have a website describing the two SDKs - one for EOS cameras and one for Powershot.

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