N.J.A. Sloane

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A survey of self-dual codes, written for the Handbook of Coding Theory. Self-dual codes are important because many of the best codes known are of this type and they have a rich mathematical theory. Topics covered in this chapter include codes over F2, F3, F4, Fq, Z4, Zm, shadow codes, weight enumerators, Gleason-Pierce theorem, invariant theory, Gleason(More)
How should you choose a good set of (say) 48 planes in four dimensions? More generally, how do you find packings in Grassmannian spaces? In this article I give a brief introduction to the work that I have been doing on this problem in collaboration with A. R. Calderbank, J. H. Conway, R. H. Hardin, E. M. Rains and P. W. Shor. We have found many nice(More)
The problem of encoding and decoding binary block codes of length n and constant Hamming weight w is formulated as a polytope dissection problem. This is done by working with a w-dimensional Euclidean space representation for the information and code vectors. Novel algorithms based on two new dissections are presented. The first is a dissection of a subset(More)
We present a novel technique for encoding and decoding constant weight binary codes that uses a geometric interpretation of the codebook. Our technique is based on embedding the codebook in a Euclidean space of dimension equal to the weight of the code. The encoder and decoder mappings are then interpreted as a bijection between a certain hyper-rectangle(More)
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