Finite Geometries

Volume 3 of the series Developments in Mathematics pp 201-246

The Packing Problem in Statistics, Coding Theory and Finite Projective Spaces: Update 2001

  • J. W. P. HirschfeldAffiliated withSchool of Mathematical Sciences, University of Sussex
  • , L. StormeAffiliated withDepartment of Pure Mathematics, Ghent University

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This article updates the authors’ 1998 survey [134] on the same theme that was written for the Bose Memorial Conference (Colorado, June 7–11, 1995). That article contained the principal results on the packing problem, up to 1995. Since then, considerable progress has been made on different kinds of subconfigurations.