Author:
Frank Lübeck
Needs: GAP in
version at least 4.12.;
a C-compiler to compile a new kernel function;
GAPDoc
in version at least 1.6 for accessing the documentation
Operating systems: Any, on which GAP is running. (For the provided kernel function the
operating system needs to support dynamic loading of kernel code.)
Current version: 1.3.7 (released 28/03/2023)
Contact:
Frank.Luebeck@Math.RWTH-Aachen.De
Download: See below for archives in
several formats.
History: This text file CHANGES
describes the most important differences to former versions of the
package.
The main purpose of the EDIM package is to publish an implementation of an algorithm (found by the package author) for computing prime parts of the elementary divisors of integer matrices (i.e., the diagonal entries of the Smith normal form).
The programs are developed and already successfully used for large matrices (up to rank >12000) with moderate entries and many non-trivial elementary divisors which are products of some small primes. But they should be useful for other types of matrices as well.
Among the other functions of the package are: An inversion algorithm for large rational matrices (using a p-adic method), a program for finding the largest elementary divisor of an integral matrix (particularly interesting when this is much smaller than the determinant) and implementations of some normal form algorithms described by Havas, Majewski, Matthews, Sterling (using LLL- or modular techniques).
Detailed installation instructions are contained in the package README file.
Here is the documentation of the EDIM 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.
There is a public git repository of this package, including an issue tracker, at https://github.com/frankluebeck/EDIM.
The EDIM package is availabe in several formats:
EDIM-1.3.7.tar.gz
(GNU tar
archive, gzip
'ed)
EDIM-1.3.7.tar.bz2
(GNU tar
archive, bzip2
'ed)
EDIM-1.3.7-win.zip
(with DOS/Windows style line breaks in text files)
Frank Lübeck / Last modified: Tue Mar 28 18:50:26 CEST 2023