Further results on the classification of MDS codes

Janne I. Kokkala, Patric R J Östergård

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An unrestricted q-ary maximum distance separable (MDS) code C with length n over an alphabet A (of size q) is a set of qk codewords that are elements of An, such that the smallest Hamming distance between two distinct codewords in C is d = n ̶ k + 1. Sets of mutually orthogonal Latin squares of orders q ≤ 9, corresponding to q-ary MDS codes of size q2, and q-ary one-error-correcting MDS codes for q ≤ 8 have been classified in earlier studies. These results are used here to complete the classification of all 7-ary and 8-ary MDS codes with d ≥ 3 using a computer search.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-498
Number of pages10
JournalAdvances in Mathematics of Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Classification
  • Latin hypercube
  • MDS code


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