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GAP Data Library "Basic Groups"

This library is part of the core GAP system.


This library has been built up by various people in the course of the development of GAP.


The data library of basic groups provides generic functions to construct

  • cyclic groups,
  • abelian groups,
  • elementary abelian groups,
  • dihedral groups,
  • extraspecial groups,
  • alternating groups,
  • symmetric groups,
  • Mathieu groups,
  • Suzuki groups, and
  • Ree groups.


Standard texts as well as papers on group theory, quoted in the GAP reference manual section:

GAP Manual section

Basic Groups