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3. Installation

3.2: Where do I find a manual?

The best way to access the GAP documentation is to use the online help from within GAP using the ? (question mark) operator.

The command SetHelpViewer can be used to use nicer display methods for the online help.

Once you have unpacked GAP you will find the documentation inside the doc subdirectory. There are dvi and pdf files (depending on the version you installed you might need to get some additional files), the htm subdirectory contains an HTML version. You can also read the manual using the Web page Manuals.

If you are a beginner, it might be a good idea to start with the tutorial which you can find in doc/tut.