> < ^ Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2000 15:52:03 +0000
> < ^ From: Steve Linton <sal@dcs.st-and.ac.uk >
> ^ Subject: Computing Structure Constants

Dear GAP Forum,

Simon Norton <norton@math.binghamton.edu> asked the following question, which
I pass on to the forum, where many people know far more than me about the
representation theory of the symmetric group.

norton@math.binghamton.edu said:
> I have written a GAP program to compute structure constants in
> symmetric groups without computing the whole table. I don't know how
> inefficient I am being, but it took over an hour to show that in S34
> (2^17,3^11.1,6^3.5.4^2.3) was 271/72, this being the simplest test I
> could work out for a rather far-out conjecture I am investigating
> (which this value confirmed).

Can I reasonably expect to go significantly further, and if so how far?

Steve Linton

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