Dear Gap community,
I have been working on a GAP implementation of an algorithm for
testing whether or not a matrix group, given by a list of generators,
is finite. The algorithm is described in ``Deciding finiteness of
matrix groups in deterministic polynomial time,'' Laszlo Babai,
Robert Beals, and Daniel Rockmore, Proceedings of ISSAC'93.
I would like very much to test this program on some ``practical''
inputs. Unfortunately, while I have encountered many people who think
that testing finiteness of a matrix group is a nice thing to be able
to do, I know of nobody who actually wants it done. I urge anyone who
has a use for testing matrix groups for finiteness to contact me.
Dept. of Computer and Info. Science
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403