Section: New Software and Platforms
The aim of this project is to vastly improve the state of the error correcting library in Sage. The existing library does not present a good and usable API, and the provided algorithms are very basic, irrelevant, and outdated. We thus have two directions for improvement: renewing the APIs to make them actually usable by researchers, and incorporating efficient programs for decoding, like J. Nielsen's CodingLib, which contains many new algorithms.
During the project, D. Lucas and J. Nielsen proposed a google summer of code project on rank-metric codes under our ACTIS framework. The intern was Arpit Merchant, who visited us for SageDays75.