Oberwolfach References on Mathematical Software



GAP is a system for computational discrete algebra, with particular emphasis on Computational Group Theory. GAP provides a programming language, a library of thousands of functions implementing algebraic algorithms written in the GAP language as well as large data libraries of algebraic objects. GAP is used in research and teaching for studying groups and their representations, rings, vector spaces, algebras, combinatorial structures, and more.

GAP is developed by international cooperation. The system, including source, is distributed freely under the terms of the GNU General Public License. You can study and easily modify or extend GAP for your special use.

The current version is GAP 4, the older version GAP 3 is still available.


The GAP Group, see the GAP homepage. For each person involved with GAP you can use the search facility for GAP (http://www.gap-system.org/search.html) to find all places in the GAP documentation (website, manuals, Forum archive) in which the name of the person appears.


GAP is a free system and distributed without charge by The GAP Group.



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