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# even code

A binary code is called *even* if the Hamming weight of all its
codewords is even. Furthermore, a binary code is called
*doubly-even* if the Hamming weight of all its codewords is
divisible by $4$. An even code which is not doubly-even is said to be
*strictly even*.

Examples of doubly-even codes are the extended binary Hamming code of block length $8$ and the extended binary Golay code of block length $24$. These two codes are, in addition, self-dual.

Defines:

doubly-even code, strictly even code

Keywords:

code, even, doubly even, strictly even

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LinearCode

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