Dear GAP Forum,
Dima Pasechnik asked:
Is it possible to download from somewhere the complete
GAP manual in HTML format?
the answers is yes, but:
(1) our ftp server contains a tar archive of the manual in HTML format
However, this is the documentation for GAP 3.4 patchlevel 1. It was not
updated because the program to convert the LaTeX documention into HTML was
lost in a disk crash. At present we cannot say if and when such a
conversion program will be rewritten.
(2) Steve Fisk has written a program
("ftp://ftp.math.rwth-aachen.de/pub/incoming/fisk.zoo") to convert the
LaTeX documention into emacs info format. Some time ago Steve Linton has
successfully used 'texi2html' to convert the emacs info format into HTML.
By the way a new version (that hasn't been released yet) of XGAP will also
contain a DVI viewer for X-Windows, which will support hyperlinks, so that
you can use "?<something>" in a GAP session to get the corresponding help
page from the manual in a DVI viewer. But this will only work under
X-Windows and requires a graphic terminal.
For more information about the various formats like HTML, emacs info see