Published On Sep 04, 2020
A discovery-oriented introduction to error correction codes.
Part 2: https://youtu.be/b3NxrZOu_CE
Ben Eater:'s take: https://youtu.be/h0jloehRKas
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Heavily related is the chessboard puzzle I did with Matt Parker:
You can read Hamming's own perspective on his discovery of these codes in chapter 12 of "The Art of Doing Science and Engineering".
The viewer Harry Li made an interactive on this topic:
These animations are largely made using manim, a scrappy open-source python library: https://github.com/3b1b/manim
If you want to check it out, I feel compelled to warn you that it's not the most well-documented tool, and it has many other quirks you might expect in a library someone wrote with only their own use in mind.
Music by Vincent Rubinetti.
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