Parameters of Goppa codes revisited

Françoise Levy-dit-Vehel*, Simon Litsyn

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We discuss parameters of Goppa codes, such as minimum distance, covering radius, distance distribution, and generalized Hamming weights. By a variation on the exponential sums method and combinatorial arguments, we sharpen known bounds on these parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1811-1819
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Information Theory
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1997


  • Covering radius
  • Distance distribution
  • Exponential sums
  • Generalized weights
  • Goppa codes

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