GAP Installer for Windows

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What's this?
Downloads
Installation
How it works?
Uninstall
FAQ
Supported OS
Feedback


What's this?


The GAP installer for Windows provides a standard installation procedure that will guide you through all steps of the installation process. It is created and maintained by Alexander Konovalov. The installer is produced using NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) - an open source tool for building installers for Windows.


Downloads

To install GAP and packages, you need to download the following file:

Installation
Please note that the path to the GAP directory should not contain spaces. For example, you may use GAP in a directory like C:\gap4r7, D:\gap4r7p2 or C:\Math\GAP\gap4r7, but you should not install it in a directory like C:\Program files\gap4r7 or C:\Users\alex\My Documents\gap4r7 etc.

How it works?

GAP Installer for Windows:

How to uninstall GAP?

To uninstall GAP, you have three options:
any of these actions will remove all GAP folders and all files in the GAP root directory, except those folders that were created by yourself in the GAP root directory (if such exist). if necessary, you can remove the gap4r7 folder manually afterwards.


FAQ

Q. How can I add new components, for example, new packages, to GAP?
A. Launch the installer again and select components again, checking all components that you need now (all previously installed components will be overwritten).

Q. Can I have several GAP installations on my computer?
A. Of course, you can, but the GAP Installer for Windows will configure your system only for the most recent installation.


Supported operating systems

GAP Installer for Windows was successfully tested under Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. It may work with other Windows versions as well. We would be interested to know about any positive or negative experiences with it.

Feedback and support

If you have any questions about the GAP Installer for Windows, please contact Alexander Konovalov (alexk at mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk). Please also visit the GAP Homepage for further information about the GAP system.

What's this?
Downloads
Installation
How it works?
Uninstall
FAQ
Supported OS
Feedback

Last modified: 27 May 2014