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Are there even distance color codes?

The surface code comes in both odd-distance and even-distance forms. Color codes always seem to come in odd-distance. Presumably this is due to the fact that the X and Z observables overlap at the ...
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What is the definition of color codes?

Is there a generally accepted definition of what a color code is? I have found two definitions that I am not able to reconciliate with each other: The error correction zoo defines color codes via ...
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Locally transforming a color code into two surface codes

I've heard before that there are 2d-local unitary operations that transform color code stabilizers into two sets of surface code stabilizers. Globally this would presumably do things like transform a ...
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