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F. J. MacWilliams and N. J. A. Sloane:

The Theory of Error-Correcting Codes

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This book first appeared in 1977 and the 10th impression was printed in 1998.

North-Holland/Elsevier keep asking for a revision, but this will be an immense task, and so will not happen for a good while.

They have finally corrected my date of birth (on page iv), which was correct in the first edition, but in later printings was given as 1039- , making me the oldest living North-Holland author.

The book should be ordered directly from the publisher. Details: ISBN: 0-444-85193-3, 762 pp., North-Holland Mathematical Library, Volume 16. Publisher: North-Holland, New York; Elsevier Science Publishers B. V., P.O. Box 103, 1000 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tel.: +31 (20) 485 2610, Fax: +31 (20) 485 2616 To go to their web site, click here.

I have heard many complaints that the book is always missing from libraries, out of print at the publisher, and so on. It should be in print now. In case of difficulty, contact Drs. Arjen Sevenster, Associate Publisher, Elsevier Science Publishers, Sara Burgerhartstraat 25, 1014 AG P.O. Box 103, 1000 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands, a.sevenster@elsevier.nl, fax: 01-31-20-485-2616.


(Last modified Dec 12, 2002)

Scattered through my notes and files are numerous corrections that need to be made.
Any that I come across from now on will be added to the following list.

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