> < ^ Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 18:19:59 +0200 (MESZ)
> < ^ From: Mathias Kratzer <kratzer@exp-math.uni-essen.de >
^ Subject: Capabilitiy of CharacterTable( G )

Dear GAP-Forum,

from Rob Wilson's ATLAS of Finite Group Representations (to be found
at http://www.mat.bham.ac.uk/atlas/) I downloaded the faithful permu-
tation representation of Janko's group J_3 on 26163 points.
Then I converted the two generators "a" and "b" into a format readable
by GAP4 and asked the system to

Display( CharacterTable( Group( [a,b] ) ) ); 

Unfortunately, GAP4 aborted this computation because of exceeding its
workspace limit.
The machine I'm working on has a total of 512 MB workspace memory and,
in fact, I started my session by

gap -o  512M <file containing a and b>  .  

Now I'm wondering if the task I want GAP4 to do for me is feasible at
all --- and if so, how much memory do I have to invest?

Just to avoid misunderstandings: I know that I could load the charac-
ter table of J_3 from GAP4's library. But what I'm really interested
in is the capability of the DIXON-SCHNEIDER-algorithm and its imple-
mentation in GAP4, respectively.

Thanks in advance,


Dipl.-Math. Mathias Kratzer           | I_nstitute for 
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