A classification of the six-point prime metrics

Jack Koolen, Vincent Moulton, Udo Tönges

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The notion of a coherent decomposition of a metric on a finite set has proven fruitful, with applications to areas such as the geometry of metric cones and bioinformatics. In order to obtain a deeper insight into these decompositions it is important to improve our knowledge of those metrics which cannot be coherently decomposed in a non-trivial way, i.e., the prime metrics. In this paper we classify the prime metrics on six points.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)815-829
Number of pages15
JournalEuropean Journal of Combinatorics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2000

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