GAP package Example

Authors: Werner Nickel, Greg Gamble
Needs: GAP in version at least 4.4
Operating systems: UNIX/Linux (to compile C program) or Cygwin under Windows
Current version: 2.0
Previous released version: 1.5 (requires GAP 4.3)
Contact: Greg.Gamble@Math.RWTH-Aachen.De
Download: See below for archives in several formats.


The Example package, as its name suggests, is an example of how to create a GAP package. It has little functionality except for being a package. It is intended to provide a prototype and hint for writing a GAP package.

The current version removes deprecated code, completely updating it for the new package loading mechanism of GAP 4.4. It is not backward compatible with GAP 4.3.

Package writers are urged to base any new packages on the the latest version of the Example package, and not the previous version (version 1.5) of the Example package, which will eventually be broken when ReadPkg and other similar deprecated package loading commands are removed from GAP.


Detailed installation instructions are contained in the package README file.

Online Documentation

Here is the documentation of the Example package in several output formats. If you have installed the package as described above you can also access all of these documents from the GAP online help.

Package Archives for Download

The Example package is available in two formats:

Greg Gamble / Last modified: Tue Jan 31 17:17:22 CET 2006