It is a pleasure to be able to announce the new GAP share package AutAG by
Michael Smith. The package contains functions for computing the
automorphism groups of finite solvable groups and for displaying the
results in a form that is easy to comprehend and easy to use for further
The clear documentation and sample examples make this package easy to
pick up and work with at once. I recommend it for general use unless
the group in question is a p-group, in which case the ANUPq routines
may be faster.
A short description of the package is available on the GAP WWW pages
holding information about accepted share packages:
The package itself has been deposited in the files
and is also available from
With the next upgrade of GAP 3.4 which is planned to be released by St.
Andrews in January or February, the share package will become part of the
distribution of GAP.
Charles R.B. Wright