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Version 1.2 of the ANU p-Quotient Program is now available

by anonymous FTP.

The Unix tar file, pq.v1-2.tar.Z, of the program may be

fetched by anonymous ftp from

pell.anu.edu.au (IP number 150.203.33.4)

It is in the pub/PQ directory

The file can be uncompressed using the command

uncompress pq.v1-2.tar.Z

Then the file can be unpacked using the command

tar -xvf pq.v1-2.tar

This will create a directory called pq and needs

about 1.5 MB of free disk space.

Please read the README file in the pq directory for

all necessary compilation details.

The program provides access to implementations of

the following algorithms:

-- p-quotient computations;

-- p-group generation;

-- a "standard presentation" algorithm which permits

isomorphism testing for p-groups;

-- an algorithm to compute a description of the

automorphism group of a p-group.

This version can be run as part of the share library of

GAP 3.2 (and later versions). Much of it is also

accessible via Magma and Quotpic.

Version 1.2 will be distributed as a standard

share package with GAP 3.4, when it is released.

In the meantime, the existing Version 1.1 distributed

with GAP 3.3 can be replaced by Version 1.2.

Feedback and bug reports are welcomed.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Eamonn O'Brien School of Mathematical Sciences Australian National University Canberra, 0200 e-mail obrien@maths.anu.edu.au ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ April 1994

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