NOTES:
grape -- it hardcodes cc as compiler, which of course doesn't work. I've changed to hardcode gcc
as compiler, which is more likely to work.
Prepared by David Joyner (2006-21-05)
This directory contains several "official" and "undeposited"
GAP packages available from
http://www.gap-system.org/Packages/packages.html. They are
all released under the GPL with the following exception:
(*) grape contains Brendon McKay's nauty program.
To load a package, for example grape, into SAGE type
sage: gap('LoadPackage("grape")')
All these packages come with documentation in the
doc or htm subdirectory (e.g., for grape, it would be in
SAGEHOME/local/lib/gap-4.4.7/pkg/grape/htm).
A brief description of each package follows:
braid is a GAP package for computing with braids, covering curves,
and Hurwitz spaces.
CTblLib - The GAP Character Table Library
DESIGN is a package for classifying, partitioning and studying block designs.
FactInt is a package providing routines for factoring integers, in particular:
* Pollard's p-1
* Williams' p+1
* Elliptic Curves Method (ECM)
* Continued Fraction Algorithm (CFRAC)
* Multiple Polynomial Quadratic Sieve (MPQS)
GAPDoc is a package containing a definition of a structure for
GAP documentation, based on XML. It also contains conversion
programs for producing text-, DVI-, PDF- or HTML-versions of such
documents, with hyperlinks if possible.
GRAPE is a package for computing with graphs and groups, and is primarily
designed for constructing and analysing graphs related to groups,
finite geometries, and designs.
HAP (Homological Algebra Programming) is a GAP package
providing some functions for group cohomology computation.
LAGUNA package provides functionality for calculation of the
normalized unit group of the modular group algebra of the finite
p-group and for investigation of Lie algebra associated with group
algebras and other associative algebras.
SONATA ("System Of Nearrings And Their Applications") is a package
which constructs finite nearrings and related objects.
TORIC is a GAP package for computing with toric varieties.