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Dear GAP forum

On Tue, 16 Jul 1996, Juergen Ecker wrote:

I want to have the elements of my groups expressed in terms of the generators

of the group. Is there a GAP-function that does this (I believe, no) or an

easy way to do it "by hand"?

I believe that my package "AbStab.g" is what Juergen Ecker is looking

for. If G is a permutation group, and x is an element of G, then

"FactorPermGroupElement(G,x)" will represent x as a product of the

generators. (The generators are represented by abstract generators.)

Please note, the result should not be assumed to be the shortest product

of the generators that gives x.

You may find AbStab.g on the gap incoming ftp site, or on my home page:

ftp://ftp.math.rwth-aachen.de/pub/incoming/

or

http://www.math.umn.edu/~osterlu/

-Philip Osterlund

University of Minnesota

osterlu@math.umn.edu

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