Bounds on the minimum distance of linear codes

Bounds on linear codes [104,13] over GF(2)

lower bound:44
upper bound:46


Construction of a linear code [104,13,44] over 
[1]:  [3, 2, 2] Cyclic Linear Code over GF(2)
     CordaroWagnerCode of length 3
[2]:  [63, 7, 43] "BCH code (d = 43, b = 1)" Linear Code over GF(2^2)
     BCHCode over GF(4) with parameters 63 43
[3]:  [189, 14, 86] Linear Code over GF(2)
     ConcatenatedCode of [2] and [1]
[4]:  [188, 14, 85] Linear Code over GF(2)
     Puncturing of [3] at { 189 }
[5]:  [103, 13, 43] Linear Code over GF(2)
     ResidueCode of [4]
[6]:  [104, 13, 44] Linear Code over GF(2)
     ExtendCode [5] by 1

last modified: 2001-01-30

From Brouwer's table (as of 2007-02-13)

Lb(104,13) = 44 is found by adding a parity check bit to:
Lb(103,13) = 43 is found by construction A: taking the residue of:
Lb(188,14) = 85 is found by truncation of:
Lb(189,14) = 86 BZ 

Ub(104,13) = 46 follows by a one-step Griesmer bound from:
Ub(57,12) = 23 Ja 
BZ: E. L. Blokh & V. V. Zyablov, Coding of generalized concatenated codes, Probl. Inform. Transm. 10 (1974) 218-222.

Ja: D.B. Jaffe, Binary linear codes: new results on nonexistence, 1996,


  • All codes establishing the lower bounds were constructed using MAGMA.
  • Upper bounds are taken from the tables of Andries E. Brouwer, with the exception of codes over GF(7) with n>50. For most of these codes, the upper bounds are rather weak. Upper bounds for codes over GF(7) with small dimension have been provided by Rumen Daskalov.
  • Special thanks to John Cannon for his support in this project.
  • A prototype version of MAGMA's code database over GF(2) was written by Tat Chan in 1999 and extended later that year by Damien Fisher. The current release version was developed by Greg White over the period 2001-2006.
  • Thanks also to Allan Steel for his MAGMA support.
  • My apologies to all authors that have contributed codes to this table for not giving specific credits.

  • If you have found any code improving the bounds or some errors, please send me an e-mail:
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