## Bounds on the minimum distance of linear codes

### Bounds on linear codes [72,16] over GF(2)

 lower bound: 26 upper bound: 28

### Construction

```Construction of a linear code [72,16,26] over GF(2):
:  [6, 6, 1] Cyclic Linear Code over GF(2)
UniverseCode of length 6
: [3,0] Code
ZeroCode of length 3
:  [63, 16, 23] "BCH code (d = 21, b = 42)" Linear Code over GF(2)
BCHCode with parameters 63 21 42
:  [66, 16, 23] Linear Code over GF(2)
DirectSum of  and 
:  [2, 2, 1] Cyclic Linear Code over GF(2)
CordaroWagnerCode of length 2
:  [65, 11, 27] Linear Code over GF(2)
Let C1 be the BCHCode over GF( 2) of parameters 63 42. Let C2 the SubcodeBetweenCode of
dimension 11 between C1 and the BCHCode with
parameters 63 25. Return ConstructionX using C1, C2 and 
:  [66, 11, 28] Linear Code over GF(2)
ExtendCode  by 1
:  [66, 18] Linear Code over GF(2)
The Vector space sum:  + 
:  [66, 17] Linear Code over GF(2)
ExpurgateCode 
: [72, 17, 25] Linear Code over GF(2)
ConstructionX using   and 
: [73, 17, 26] Linear Code over GF(2)
ExtendCode  by 1
: [72, 16, 26] Linear Code over GF(2)
Shortening of  at { 73 }

```

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

```Lb(72,16) = 26 is found by shortening of:
Lb(73,17) = 26 is found by adding a parity check bit to:
Lb(72,17) = 25 XX

Ub(72,16) = 28 follows by a one-step Griesmer bound from:
Ub(43,15) = 14 is found by considering shortening to:
Ub(39,10) = 15 Bou
```
###### References
Bou: I. Boukliev, Some new bounds on minimum length for quaternary codes of dimension five, preprint, July 1994.

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### Notes

• 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:
codes [at] codetables.de

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