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* Razvan Barbulescu wishes to use Sage (especially Cyclic codes in Sage) in his course at the preparatory school for the french ''agrégation de mathématiques'' 
We had some troubles with Inria's guest network. Here's a command to make git fetch trac work on the InriaGuest network:
git remote seturl trac [email protected]:sage.git
Sprints
Sprints on Coding theory
Review open coding theory tickets, see #18846 : David, Johan Édouard, Julien (Cyclic codes, BCH codes), Daniel, Clément, Arpit
#20342 as author (David) > Open for review
 #20100 Cyclic code (Julien) work in progress
#21306 doc on divisor (Ricardo) > Positive review
#21315 relative distance (David, Tania, Fangan) > Open for review. Positive review.
#20908 doc bugs > in progress
#21326 Prevent creation of code with length 0 (Fangan) > Open for review
#21165 Various cleanup to sage/coding > positive review
#20342 Rate > positive review
#19913 non guava covering radius > positve review
#19251 immutable basis > positive review
#20443 decoder_type on non class instances >positive review
#19975 > invalid/wontfix
#20787 Golay codes > needs review
#20233 minimum_distance() fails for large fields (Joe) > needs review
Reminder: remember to add keyword 'sd75' on all Sage tickets you may be working on during these Sage days.
Fix any open minor issue with linear_code.py as noted on the ACTIS Bitbucket wiki. Ricardo, Daniel, David
 see #21306 above
issue 151 > #20001 decoder types (Ricardo), https://bitbucket.org/lucasdavid/sage_coding_project/issues/151/definitionofdecoderstypes
#21328 Implement parity check codes as a code class: Tania, David, Nicolas > Open for review
Finish the implementation of Golay codes: David, Tania, Arpit > open for review
Implement a class for Goppa codes. Implement a decoder, e.g. based on its formulation as a subfield subcode of a GRS code: Daniel, Tania, Johan, David > Discussions
Finish and review Groebner basis decoding of any linear code (Irene, Miguel, David) > WIP, see #21339
Create a base class for codes over (ZZ mod N). See #6452 for the relevant base module structure. Create a class for the famous Z4 codes and their embedding into binary codes. Joe Fields , Johan, Ricardo, David > discussions in progress
 Discuss guava and improve its integration in Sage: Daniel, Joe, David. Some details follow:
 sage i gap_packages offers no granularity
Joe did a review of main features of guava : we would like to have a place to point them and discuss them wrt to sageactis (ticket ? bitbucket ?) > wiki page at https://wiki.sagemath.org/Coding_Theory/Guava
 Joe pointed the issue with codetables.de and magma
few algorithms (minimum distance, code equivalence, automorphism group) have been implemented in C for guava. So the calling path is sage>gap>guave>adhoc
 The most valuable seems to be Leon's code for computing the automorphism group of a code
Update https://wiki.sagemath.org/Coding_Theory. Done: Complete rewrite. Please check it out.
GSoC 2016 related projects: Arpit, David, Xavier, Johan
 Write and review related tickets (#13215)
experimental warning needs to be thrown properly > done.
 A lot of changes and improvements were made to the documentation of the ticket.
 In needs_review now
 skew polys over finite fields (#21088)
 This ticket is no longer relevant: it mainly implements inplace methods but they are not faster that standard ones
 skew polynomials over (R, theta) where theta has finite order (#21262): in needs_review
 Interpolation and minimal vanishing poly for skew polys #21131
 Working on rewriting history. Otherwise pretty close to setting needs_review.
 Abstract base class for Rank Metric Codes #21226
 Add documentation and remaining methods.
 Gabidulin Code + decoder: #20970
Algebra
Improve the integration of finite field nonprime basis representation that was introduced in #20284. Johan, Luca, David, Turku, Édouard, Bruno
Port implementation of asymptotically fast (GF(q)[x])[y] rootfinding from Codinglib. Bruno, Johan => needs review: http://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/21333
Improve integration of the (GF(q)[x])[y] rootfinding so that it is tabexpansionavailable for any such polynomial (a reasonably fast implementation of such rootfinding was introduced in #19666) Johan, Bruno, Turku:
List decoding should return empty list instead of None when no codeword is found: needs review http://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/21347
 Refactoring class hierarchy for univariate polynomials : Johan, Bruno
Look at overall picture Wednesday evening. Get masteradvice from Nicolas Thursday. => Got super advice! (And even skeleton of code => in good way ;))
Linear Algebra
Fix and review http://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/17635 : update LinBox, fflasffpack and givaro packages : Clément, Charles
 23/08: fixed cygwin + cleanup > needsreview
Link to new features of new LinBox release (linalg mod p > 23 bits, ZZ) https://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/19076 : Clément, Charles
Links to old features of old LinBox releases (sparse det/charpoly/rank/minpoly, for instance): Clément, Charles (Johan?)
23/08, Givaro: Fixed GMP detection using autotools, sent pull request upstream to Givaro: https://github.com/linboxteam/givaro/pull/28
24/08, Trying to replace .pxi files with .pxd, to prevent type aliasing. https://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/21321 (needs review)
24/08, need to remove the sageinterface in LinBox (by improving the linboxinterface in Sage). https://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/21327 work in progress
25/08, need to improve IML wrapping in sage. https://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/21341
Fix matrix subdivisions (https://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/14064 ): Fangan, Charles, Turku. positive review
#21332 Creation of a method 'canonicalize_radical' for matrices : Fangan. > positive review
Other
#21352 Creation of a class for McEliece cryptosystem : Fangan, David. Actually triggered a discussion about the design of sage.crypto abstract class system.
coerce_binop rewrite #21322 > Positive Review > Closed!
 Learn about implementing codes over finite rings in Sage: Ricardo, Johan, Joe
Fix the libFES experimental package (Charles), https://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/15209, http://cristal.univlille.fr/~bouillag/fes/ (gave up, no time)
 Design a more general Benchmark framework for all of Sage (or even more).
Discussion pad: https://mensuel.framapad.org/p/sagedays75benchmarking
 Discuss Thursday. David, Clément, Johan, Nicolas, Miguel, Luca, Thiery
 Agreed on working on something larger than just coding theory.
Decided to start a new project, aiming at designing a Python package: https://github.com/miguelmarco/bleachermark
https://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/20241 CyPari (Luca, Miguel?????)
https://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/19971 SCSCP (Luca,Miguel????)
 mostly working client
https://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/18010 Multiple Zeta (Akhilesh)
https://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/18019 MPFI slowness (Akhilesh)
 Cleaning old tickets:
https://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/10261 > needs review (Sebastien)
https://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/10948 > needs review (Sebastien)
 have a 'sage rst2ipyb' command (Thierry), ticket(s) to come (involves a few new packages)
review https://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/20690 and package thebe.js for that purpose https://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/21309 (Thierry)
 Continue to work on improving Sage infrastructure, in particular: (Thierry)
 finalize backup system for : ask, patchbot, fileserver
 uniformize ssl certificate management
 publish the (sysadmin) doc that is spread among maintained services
Lightning or slightly slower talks and roundtable discussion
Teaching coding theory (Wednesday afternoon)
Nicolas: "Introduction aux codes correcteurs" Option C Agregation http://nicolas.thiery.name/Enseignement/Agregation/
Luca: Bachelor level IT class taught in Java http://defeo.lu/in420/ (in french)
 Johan: Master level class, with a focus on the maths
Clément: Master level: a classical CT course, with not much computer programming. Another one, more oriented to CIRC codes with a practical implementation project. (http://ligmembres.imag.fr/pernet/M2SCCI_Coding.html)
 Visualization of Coding Theory (maybe using Graphs???)
Images would have to be bit map images/png (see: bitarray module in Python). But an idea is to have product codes that decode it. The main idea is to create a project that is open and the students have a free choice to decide what the final visualization looks like.
 Evaluations of students/their submissions using Sage.
 Getting students to contribute to Sage as part of a course  write a Wikipedia page on a particular topic and the prof evaluates based on that (makes changes if there are mistakes). Or maybe add code or documentation to Sage.
SageMathCloud advantage over other CMS is that it has Sage built right in and students can be up and running immediately.
Another takeaway is to augment theoretical explanations of codes using Sage, for exampleone can create worksheets that can be shared so that students can see visually (perfect codes  see Nicolas' course notes) how a code looks or follow step wise the properties of codes and a virtual pipeline of message>encoding>adding errors (channel)> decoding.
 Using advanced CT features to support learning. Live demos (pick code, channel, encode, etc), functions for data, applications. Have students take a text file/image/video/sound and encode it and then add noise and then decode and analyze/compare it. Very fun for students to understand.
 Demonstrate code efficiency, etc.
Interactive documentation base (Miguel) https://riemann.unizar.es/sagewiki
 Nicolas: Improving my class notes
 Btw: feel free to reuse any chunk of those notes if useful (e.g. for a tutorial)
Potentially useful features for those course notes: parity code, code from a set of words, drawing codes, text <> vectors conversions
Razvan Barbulescu wishes to use Sage (especially Cyclic codes in Sage) in his course at the preparatory school for the french agrégation de mathématiques
Talks conducted
 Tutorial: contributing to Sage: git and trac (David): Daniel, Tania, Fangan Édouard : Fangan Édouard, Ricardo, Joe, Clément
done > slides have been uploaded
 Tutorial: implementing new codes (David): Tania, Édouard....
 Learning more about codes over rings (Ricardo): David, Tania, Joe, Daniel, ...
 we discussed on what Ricardo would like to have in Sage
 I (David) took some notes.
 Johan, Wednesday 11:00: "Decoding algebraic codes for the lazy mathematician". Done.
Interactive documentation base (Miguel) https://riemann.unizar.es/sagewiki