Dear GAP Forum,
Apologies to those of you outside the UK, who need look no further.
For the usual reasons (seeking funding for GAP development) I would like
to hear from as many current or prospective GAP users in the UK as
possible. What I would like from each of you is a very brief statement
of what you use GAP for, what you might envisage using it for over the
next few years and what you might use it for if it were improved in
some way -- better documentation, portability, new mathematical
functionality, better possibilities for linkages to other systems,
better interfaces and development tools, etc.
I can't make you any promises about doing all the things you request,
but I need to make the case that work on GAP (especially things with no
research content, like documentation-writing) contributes to the UKs
research infrastructure. I won't commit any of you to doing the work
you "envisage" (or even mention your names if you'd rather I didn't).
I need this all rather soon, I'm afraid, by the end of this month
(March) if at all possible.
If you have (UK) colleagues or contacts who use GAP, but aren't in the
forum, please pass this request on to them.
Thank you all,