Erik Agrell's tables of binary block codes

Purpose

This website forms an electronic supplement to the papers [1] and [2] by Erik Agrell, Alexander Vardy, and Kenneth Zeger. It contains tables of bounds on the size of binary unrestricted codes, constant-weight codes, doubly-bounded-weight codes, and doubly-constant-weight codes.

The site is maintained as an online resource for the best known upper bounds for these classes of binary block codes. Hence, we would like to hear of any progress that is made, such as improved bounds or corrections. Tables of lower bounds are available elsewhere; see the links below.

Tables

For definitions of these four classes of binary codes and their parameters, see [1].

Links

Related tables of bounds for various classes of codes are maintained on the following sites.

[B] A. E. Brouwer: Upper and lower bounds for unrestricted binary, ternary, and quaternary codes and for linear q-ary codes. The tables constitute online versions of [4] and are regularly updated (2004).

[C] E. Z. Chen: Lower bounds for binary quasi-cyclic codes.

[J] D. B. Jaffe: Upper and lower bounds for binary linear codes.

[LRS] S. Litsyn, E. M. Rains, and N. J. A. Sloane: Extensive tables of lower bounds for unrestricted binary codes. This is an online version of [6], updated until 1999. (Here is a slightly older version.)

[RS] E. M. Rains, and N. J. A. Sloane: Lower bounds for constant-weight binary codes, with upper bounds where they are known to coincide with the lower bounds. This is an online version of [5].

References

[1] E. Agrell, A. Vardy, and K. Zeger, "Upper bounds for constant-weight codes," IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 46, no. 7, pp. 2373-2395, Nov. 2000.

[2] E. Agrell, A. Vardy, and K. Zeger, "A table of upper bounds for binary codes," IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 47, no. 7, pp. 3004-3006, Nov. 2001. Correction

[3] M. R. Best, A. E. Brouwer, F. J. MacWilliams, A. M. Odlyzko, and N. J. A. Sloane, "Bounds for binary codes of length less than 25," IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. IT-24, no. 1, pp. 81-93, January 1978.

[4] A. E. Brouwer, "Bounds on the size of linear codes," in Handbook of Coding Theory (V. S. Pless and W. C. Huffman, eds.), vol. 1, pp. 295-461, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier, 1998.

[5] A. E. Brouwer, J. B. Shearer, N. J. A. Sloane, and W. D. Smith, "A new table of constant weight codes," IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 1334-1380, Nov. 1990.

[6] S. Litsyn, "An updated table of the best binary codes known," in Handbook of Coding Theory (V. S. Pless and W. C. Huffman, eds.), vol. 1, pp. 463-498, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier, 1998.

[7] B. Mounits, T. Etzion, and S. Litsyn, "Improved upper bounds on sizes of codes," IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 880-886, Apr. 2002.

[8] A. Schrijver, "New code upper bounds from the Terwilliger algebra," preprint, Apr. 2004.

[9] D. Smith, A. Sakhnovich, S. Perkins, D. Knight, and L. Hughes, "Application of coding theory to the design of frequency hopping lists," Tech. report UG-M-02-1, Div. of Math. and Stat., Univ. of Glamorgan, Wales, U.K., Feb. 2002.