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The GAP 4 package 'KAN'

Introduction

This package was conceived as a package for computing induced actions of categories. This version only deals with double coset rewriting systems for finitely presented groups.

History

  • This package started out as part of Anne Heyworth's thesis in 1999.
  • The first version on general release was 0.91 in July 2005.
  • 'Kan' became an accepted package in May 2015.
  • A more detailed history is included as Chapter 3 of the manual, and in the CHANGES.md file.

Distribution

Copyright

The 'Kan' package is Copyright {\copyright} Chris Wensley and Anne Heyworth, 1996--2017.

'Kan' is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

For details, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html

Installation

  • unpack kan-<version_number>.tar.gz in the pkg subdirectory of the GAP root directory.

  • From within GAP load the package with:

    gap> LoadPackage("kan");

    true

  • The documentation is in the doc subdirectory.

  • To run the test file read testall.g from the kan/tst/ directory.

Contact

If you have a question relating to 'Kan', encounter any problems, or have a suggestion for extending the package in any way, please