Designs, Codes and Cryptography

, Volume 37, Issue 3, pp 465–471 | Cite as

Near-Extremal Formally Self-Dual Even Codes of Lengths 24 and 32

  • T. Aaron GulliverEmail author
  • Masaaki Harada
  • Takuji Nishimura
  • Patric R. J. Östergård


The weight enumerator of a formally self-dual even code is obtained by the Gleason theorem. Recently, Kim and Pless gave some restrictions on the possible weight enumerators of near-extremal formally self-dual even codes of length divisible by eight. In this paper, the weight enumerators for which there is a near-extremal formally self-dual even code are completely determined for lengths 24 and 32, by constructing new near-extremal formally self-dual codes. We also give a classification of near- extremal double circulant codes of lengths 24 and 32.


Formally self-dual even codes weight enumerators 

AMS classification



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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Aaron Gulliver
    • 1
    Email author
  • Masaaki Harada
    • 2
  • Takuji Nishimura
    • 2
  • Patric R. J. Östergård
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada
  2. 2.Department of Mathematical SciencesYamagata UniversityYamagataJapan
  3. 3.Department of Electrical and Communications EngineeringHelsinki University of TechnologyHUTFinland

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