Here we describe all the non-interactive functions of the **ANUPQ** package; i.e. "one-shot" functions that invoke the `pq`

program in such a way that once **GAP** has got what it needs, the `pq`

program is allowed to exit. It is expected that most of the time users will only need these functions. The functions interface with three of the four algorithms (see Chapter Introduction) provided by the ANU `pq`

C program, and are mainly grouped according to the algorithm of the `pq`

program they relate to.

In Section Computing p-Quotients, we describe the functions that give access to the p-quotient algorithm.

Section Computing Standard Presentations describe functions that give access to the standard presentation algorithm.

Section Testing p-Groups for Isomorphism describe functions that implement an isomorphism test for p-groups using the standard presentation algorithm.

In Section Computing Descendants of a p-Group, we describe functions that give access to the p-group generation algorithm.

To use any of the functions one must have at some stage previously typed:

gap> LoadPackage("anupq");

(the response of which we have omitted; see Loading the ANUPQ Package).

It is strongly recommended that the user try the examples provided. To save typing there is a `PqExample`

equivalent for each manual example. We also suggest that to start with you may find the examples more instructive if you set the `InfoANUPQ`

level to 2 (see `InfoANUPQ`

(3.3-1)).

`‣ Pq` ( F: options ) | ( function ) |

returns for the fp or pc group `F`, the p-quotient of `F` specified by `options`, as a pc group. Following the colon, `options` is a selection of the options from the following list, separated by commas like record components (see Section Reference: Function Call With Options in the **GAP** Reference Manual). As a minimum the user *must* supply a value for the `Prime`

option. Below we list the options recognised by `Pq`

(see Chapter ANUPQ Options for detailed descriptions).

`Prime :=`

`p``ClassBound :=`

`n``Exponent :=`

`n``Relators :=`

`rels``Metabelian`

`Identities :=`

`funcs``GroupName :=`

`name``OutputLevel :=`

`n``SetupFile :=`

`filename``PqWorkspace :=`

`workspace`

*Notes:* `Pq`

may also be called with no arguments or one integer argument, in which case it is being used interactively (see `Pq`

(5.3-1)); the same options may be used, except that `SetupFile`

and `PqWorkspace`

are ignored by the interactive `Pq`

function.

See Section Attributes and a Property for fp and pc p-groups for the attributes and property `NuclearRank`

, `MultiplicatorRank`

and `IsCapable`

which may be applied to the group returned by `Pq`

.

See also `PqEpimorphism`

(`PqEpimorphism`

(4.1-2)).

We now give a few examples of the use of `Pq`

. Except for the addition of a few comments and the non-suppression of output (by not using duplicated semicolons) the next 3 examples may be run by typing: `PqExample( "Pq" );`

(see `PqExample`

(3.4-4)).

gap> LoadPackage("anupq");; # does nothing if ANUPQ is already loaded gap> # First we get a p-quotient of a free group of rank 2 gap> F := FreeGroup("a", "b");; a := F.1;; b := F.2;; gap> Pq( F : Prime := 2, ClassBound := 3 ); <pc group of size 1024 with 10 generators> gap> # Now let us get a p-quotient of an fp group gap> G := F / [a^4, b^4]; <fp group on the generators [ a, b ]> gap> Pq( G : Prime := 2, ClassBound := 3 ); <pc group of size 256 with 8 generators> gap> # Now let's get a different p-quotient of the same group gap> Pq( G : Prime := 2, ClassBound := 3, Exponent := 4 ); <pc group of size 128 with 7 generators> gap> # Now we'll get a p-quotient of another fp group gap> # which we will redo using the `Relators' option gap> R := [ a^25, Comm(Comm(b, a), a), b^5 ]; [ a^25, a^-1*b^-1*a*b*a^-1*b^-1*a^-1*b*a^2, b^5 ] gap> H := F / R; <fp group on the generators [ a, b ]> gap> Pq( H : Prime := 5, ClassBound := 5, Metabelian ); <pc group of size 78125 with 7 generators>

Now we redo the last example to show how one may use the `Relators`

option. Observe that `Comm(Comm(b, a), a)`

is a left normed commutator which must be written in square bracket notation for the `pq`

program and embedded in a pair of double quotes. The function `PqGAPRelators`

(see `PqGAPRelators`

(3.4-2)) can be used to translate a list of strings prepared for the `Relators`

option into **GAP** format. Below we use it. Observe that the value of `R`

is the same as before.

gap> F := FreeGroup("a", "b");; gap> # `F' was defined for `Relators'. We use the same strings that GAP uses gap> # for printing the free group generators. It is *not* necessary to gap> # predefine: a := F.1; etc. (as it was above). gap> rels := [ "a^25", "[b, a, a]", "b^5" ]; [ "a^25", "[b, a, a]", "b^5" ] gap> R := PqGAPRelators(F, rels); [ a^25, a^-1*b^-1*a*b*a^-1*b^-1*a^-1*b*a^2, b^5 ] gap> H := F / R; <fp group on the generators [ a, b ]> gap> Pq( H : Prime := 5, ClassBound := 5, Metabelian, > Relators := rels ); <pc group of size 78125 with 7 generators>

In fact, above we could have just passed `F`

(rather than `H`

), i.e. we could have done:

gap> F := FreeGroup("a", "b");; gap> rels := [ "a^25", "[b, a, a]", "b^5" ]; [ "a^25", "[b, a, a]", "b^5" ] gap> Pq( F : Prime := 5, ClassBound := 5, Metabelian, > Relators := rels ); <pc group of size 78125 with 7 generators>

The non-interactive `Pq`

function also allows the options to be passed in two other ways; these alternatives have been included for those familiar with the **GAP** 3 version of the **ANUPQ** package; the preferred method of passing options is the one already described. Firstly, they may be passed in a record as a second argument; note that any boolean options must be set explicitly e.g.

gap> Pq( H, rec( Prime := 5, ClassBound := 5, Metabelian := true ) ); <pc group of size 78125 with 7 generators>

It is also possible to pass them as extra arguments, where each option name appears as a string followed immediately by its value (if not a boolean option) e.g.

gap> Pq( H, "Prime", 5, "ClassBound", 5, "Metabelian" ); <pc group of size 78125 with 7 generators>

The preceding two examples can be run from **GAP** via `PqExample( "Pq-ni" );`

(see `PqExample`

(3.4-4)).

This method of passing options permits abbreviation; the only restriction is that the abbreviation must be unique. So `"Pr"`

may be used for `"Prime"`

, `"Class"`

or even just `"C"`

for `"ClassBound"`

, etc.

The following example illustrates the use of the option `Identities`

. We compute the largest finite Burnside group of exponent 5 that also satisfies the 3-Engel identity. Each identity is defined by a function whose arguments correspond to the variables of the identity. The return value of each of those functions is the identity evaluated on the arguments of the function.

gap> F := FreeGroup(2); <free group on the generators [ f1, f2 ]> gap> Burnside5 := x->x^5; function( x ) ... end gap> Engel3 := function( x,y ) return PqLeftNormComm( [x,y,y,y] ); end; function( x, y ) ... end gap> Pq( F : Prime := 5, Identities := [ Burnside5, Engel3 ] ); #I Class 1 with 2 generators. #I Class 2 with 3 generators. #I Class 3 with 5 generators. #I Class 3 with 5 generators. <pc group of size 3125 with 5 generators>

The above example can be run from **GAP** via `PqExample( "B5-5-Engel3-Id" );`

(see `PqExample`

(3.4-4)).

`‣ PqEpimorphism` ( F: options ) | ( function ) |

returns for the fp or pc group `F` an epimorphism from `F` onto the p-quotient of `F` specified by `options`; the possible options `options` and *required* option (`"Prime"`

) are as for `Pq`

(see `Pq`

(4.1-1)). `PqEpimorphism`

only differs from `Pq`

in what it outputs; everything about what must/may be passed as input to `PqEpimorphism`

is the same as for `Pq`

. The same alternative methods of passing options to the non-interactive `Pq`

function are available to the non-interactive version of `PqEpimorphism`

.

*Notes:* `PqEpimorphism`

may also be called with no arguments or one integer argument, in which case it is being used interactively (see `PqEpimorphism`

(5.3-2)), and the options `SetupFile`

and `PqWorkspace`

are ignored by the interactive `PqEpimorphism`

function.

See Section Attributes and a Property for fp and pc p-groups for the attributes and property `NuclearRank`

, `MultiplicatorRank`

and `IsCapable`

which may be applied to the image group of the epimorphism returned by `PqEpimorphism`

.

gap> F := FreeGroup (2, "F"); <free group on the generators [ F1, F2 ]> gap> phi := PqEpimorphism( F : Prime := 5, ClassBound := 2 ); [ F1, F2 ] -> [ f1, f2 ] gap> Image( phi ); <pc group of size 3125 with 5 generators>

Typing: `PqExample( "PqEpimorphism" );`

runs the above example in **GAP** (see `PqExample`

(3.4-4)).

`‣ PqPCover` ( F: options ) | ( function ) |

returns for the fp or pc group `F`, the p-covering group of the p-quotient of `F` specified by `options`, as a pc group, i.e. the p-covering group of the p-quotient `Pq( `

. Thus the options that `F` : `options` )`PqPCover`

accepts are exactly those expected for `Pq`

(and hence as a minimum the user *must* supply a value for the `Prime`

option; see `Pq`

(4.1-1) for more details), except in the following special case.

If `F` is already a p-group, in the sense that `IsPGroup(`

is `F`)`true`

, then

`Prime`

defaults to

`PrimePGroup(`

, if not supplied and`F`)`HasPrimePGroup(`

; and`F`) = true`ClassBound`

defaults to

`PClassPGroup(`

if`F`)`HasPClassPGroup(`

if not supplied, or to the usual default of 63, otherwise.`F`) = true

The same alternative methods of passing options to the non-interactive `Pq`

function are available to the non-interactive version of `PqPCover`

.

We now give a few examples of the use of `PqPCover`

. These examples are just a subset of the ones we gave for `Pq`

(see `Pq`

(4.1-1)), except that in each instance the command `Pq`

has been replaced with `PqPCover`

. Essentially the same examples may be run by typing: `PqExample( "PqPCover" );`

(see `PqExample`

(3.4-4)).

gap> F := FreeGroup("a", "b");; a := F.1;; b := F.2;; gap> PqPCover( F : Prime := 2, ClassBound := 3 ); <pc group of size 262144 with 18 generators> gap> gap> # Now let's get a p-cover of a p-quotient of an fp group gap> G := F / [a^4, b^4]; <fp group on the generators [ a, b ]> gap> PqPCover( G : Prime := 2, ClassBound := 3 ); <pc group of size 16384 with 14 generators> gap> gap> # Now let's get a p-cover of a different p-quotient of the same group gap> PqPCover( G : Prime := 2, ClassBound := 3, Exponent := 4 ); <pc group of size 8192 with 13 generators> gap> gap> # Now we'll get a p-cover of a p-quotient of another fp group gap> # which we will redo using the `Relators' option gap> R := [ a^25, Comm(Comm(b, a), a), b^5 ]; [ a^25, a^-1*b^-1*a*b*a^-1*b^-1*a^-1*b*a^2, b^5 ] gap> H := F / R; <fp group on the generators [ a, b ]> gap> PqPCover( H : Prime := 5, ClassBound := 5, Metabelian ); <pc group of size 48828125 with 11 generators> gap> gap> # Now we redo the previous example using the `Relators' option gap> F := FreeGroup("a", "b");; gap> rels := [ "a^25", "[b, a, a]", "b^5" ]; [ "a^25", "[b, a, a]", "b^5" ] gap> PqPCover( F : Prime := 5, ClassBound := 5, Metabelian, > Relators := rels ); <pc group of size 48828125 with 11 generators>

`‣ PqStandardPresentation` ( F: options ) | ( function ) |

`‣ StandardPresentation` ( F: options ) | ( method ) |

return the `p`-quotient specified by `options` of the fp or pc p-group `F`, as an *fp group* which has a standard presentation. Here `options` is a selection of the options from the following list (see Chapter ANUPQ Options for detailed descriptions). Section Hints and Warnings regarding the use of Options gives some important hints and warnings regarding option usage, and Section Reference: Function Call With Options in the **GAP** Reference Manual describes their "record"-like syntax.

`Prime :=`

`p``pQuotient :=`

`Q``ClassBound :=`

`n``Exponent :=`

`n``Metabelian`

`GroupName :=`

`name``OutputLevel :=`

`n``StandardPresentationFile :=`

`filename``SetupFile :=`

`filename``PqWorkspace :=`

`workspace`

Unless `F` is a pc `p`-group, the user *must* supply either the option `Prime`

or the option `pQuotient`

(if both `Prime`

and `pQuotient`

are supplied, the prime `p` is determined by applying `PrimePGroup`

(see `PrimePGroup`

(Reference: PrimePGroup) in the Reference Manual) to the value of `pQuotient`

).

The options for `PqStandardPresentation`

may also be passed in the two other alternative ways described for `Pq`

(see `Pq`

(4.1-1)). `StandardPresentation`

does not provide these alternative ways of passing options.

*Notes:* In contrast to the function `Pq`

(see `Pq`

(4.1-1)) which returns a pc group, `PqStandardPresentation`

or `StandardPresentation`

returns an fp group. This is because the output is mainly used for isomorphism testing for which an fp group is enough. However, the presentation is a polycyclic presentation and if you need to do any further computation with this group (e.g. to find the order) you can use the function `PcGroupFpGroup`

(see `PcGroupFpGroup`

(Reference: PcGroupFpGroup) in the **GAP** Reference Manual) to form a pc group.

If the user does not supply a `p`-quotient `Q` via the `pQuotient`

option and the prime `p` is either supplied or `F` is a pc `p`-group, then a `p`-quotient `Q` is computed. If the user does supply a `p`-quotient `Q` via the `pQuotient`

option, the package **AutPGrp** is called to compute the automorphism group of `Q`; an error will occur that asks the user to install the package **AutPGrp** if the automorphism group cannot be computed.

The attributes and property `NuclearRank`

, `MultiplicatorRank`

and `IsCapable`

are set for the group returned by `PqStandardPresentation`

or `StandardPresentation`

(see Section Attributes and a Property for fp and pc p-groups).

We illustrate the method with the following examples.

gap> F := FreeGroup( "a", "b" );; a := F.1;; b := F.2;; gap> G := F / [a^25, Comm(Comm(b, a), a), b^5]; <fp group on the generators [ a, b ]> gap> S := StandardPresentation( G : Prime := 5, ClassBound := 10 ); <fp group on the generators [ f1, f2, f3, f4, f5, f6, f7, f8, f9, f10, f11, f12, f13, f14, f15, f16, f17, f18, f19, f20, f21, f22, f23, f24, f25, f26 ]> gap> IsPcGroup( S ); false gap> # if we need to compute with S we should convert it to a pc group gap> Spc := PcGroupFpGroup( S ); <pc group of size 1490116119384765625 with 26 generators> gap> gap> H := F / [ a^625, Comm(Comm(Comm(Comm(b, a), a), a), a)/Comm(b, a)^5, > Comm(Comm(b, a), b), b^625 ];; gap> StandardPresentation( H : Prime := 5, ClassBound := 15, Metabelian ); <fp group on the generators [ f1, f2, f3, f4, f5, f6, f7, f8, f9, f10, f11, f12, f13, f14, f15, f16, f17, f18, f19, f20 ]> gap> gap> F4 := FreeGroup( "a", "b", "c", "d" );; gap> a := F4.1;; b := F4.2;; c := F4.3;; d := F4.4;; gap> G4 := F4 / [ b^4, b^2 / Comm(Comm (b, a), a), d^16, > a^16 / (c * d), b^8 / (d * c^4) ]; <fp group on the generators [ a, b, c, d ]> gap> K := Pq( G4 : Prime := 2, ClassBound := 1 ); <pc group of size 4 with 2 generators> gap> StandardPresentation( G4 : pQuotient := K, ClassBound := 14 ); <fp group with 53 generators>

Typing: `PqExample( "StandardPresentation" );`

runs the above example in **GAP** (see `PqExample`

(3.4-4)).

`‣ EpimorphismPqStandardPresentation` ( F: options ) | ( function ) |

`‣ EpimorphismStandardPresentation` ( F: options ) | ( method ) |

Each of the above functions accepts the same arguments and options as the function `StandardPresentation`

(see `StandardPresentation`

(4.2-1)) and returns an epimorphism from the fp or pc group `F` onto the finitely presented group given by a standard presentation, i.e. if `S` is the standard presentation computed for the p-quotient of `F` by `StandardPresentation`

then `EpimorphismStandardPresentation`

returns the epimorphism from `F` to the group with presentation `S`.

*Note:* The attributes and property `NuclearRank`

, `MultiplicatorRank`

and `IsCapable`

are set for the image group of the epimorphism returned by `EpimorphismPqStandardPresentation`

or `EpimorphismStandardPresentation`

(see Section Attributes and a Property for fp and pc p-groups).

We illustrate the function with the following example.

gap> F := FreeGroup(6, "F"); <free group on the generators [ F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6 ]> gap> # For printing GAP uses the symbols F1, ... for the generators of F gap> x := F.1;; y := F.2;; z := F.3;; w := F.4;; a := F.5;; b := F.6;; gap> R := [x^3 / w, y^3 / w * a^2 * b^2, w^3 / b, > Comm (y, x) / z, Comm (z, x), Comm (z, y) / a, z^3 ];; gap> Q := F / R; <fp group on the generators [ F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6 ]> gap> # For printing GAP also uses the symbols F1, ... for the generators of Q gap> # (the same as used for F) ... but the gen'rs of Q and F are different: gap> GeneratorsOfGroup(F) = GeneratorsOfGroup(Q); false gap> G := Pq( Q : Prime := 3, ClassBound := 3 ); <pc group of size 729 with 6 generators> gap> phi := EpimorphismStandardPresentation( Q : Prime := 3, > ClassBound := 3 ); [ F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6 ] -> [ f1*f2^2*f3*f4^2*f5^2, f1*f2*f3*f5, f3^2, f4*f6^2, f5, f6 ] gap> Source(phi); # This is the group Q (GAP uses F1, ... for gen'r symbols) <fp group of size infinity on the generators [ F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6 ]> gap> Range(phi); # This is the group G (GAP uses f1, ... for gen'r symbols) <fp group on the generators [ f1, f2, f3, f4, f5, f6 ]> gap> AssignGeneratorVariables(G); #I Assigned the global variables [ f1, f2, f3, f4, f5, f6 ] gap> # Just to see that the images of [F1, ..., F6] do generate G gap> Group([ f1*f2^2*f3, f1*f2*f3*f4*f5^2*f6^2, f3^2, f4, f5, f6 ]) = G; true gap> Size( Image(phi) ); 729

Typing: `PqExample( "EpimorphismStandardPresentation" );`

runs the above example in **GAP** (see `PqExample`

(3.4-4)). Note that `AssignGeneratorVariables`

(see `AssignGeneratorVariables`

(Reference: AssignGeneratorVariables)) has only been available since **GAP** 4.3.

`‣ IsPqIsomorphicPGroup` ( G, H ) | ( function ) |

`‣ IsIsomorphicPGroup` ( G, H ) | ( method ) |

each return true if `G` is isomorphic to `H`, where both `G` and `H` must be pc groups of prime power order. These functions compute and compare in **GAP** the fp groups given by standard presentations for `G` and `H` (see `StandardPresentation`

(4.2-1)).

gap> G := Group( (1,2,3,4), (1,3) ); Group([ (1,2,3,4), (1,3) ]) gap> P1 := Image( IsomorphismPcGroup( G ) ); Group([ f1, f2, f3 ]) gap> P2 := SmallGroup( 8, 5 ); <pc group of size 8 with 3 generators> gap> IsIsomorphicPGroup( P1, P2 ); false gap> P3 := SmallGroup( 8, 4 ); <pc group of size 8 with 3 generators> gap> IsIsomorphicPGroup( P1, P3 ); false gap> P4 := SmallGroup( 8, 3 ); <pc group of size 8 with 3 generators> gap> IsIsomorphicPGroup( P1, P4 ); true

Typing: `PqExample( "IsIsomorphicPGroup" );`

runs the above example in **GAP** (see `PqExample`

(3.4-4)).

`‣ PqDescendants` ( G: options ) | ( function ) |

returns, for the pc group `G` which must be of prime power order with a confluent pc presentation (see `IsConfluent`

(Reference: IsConfluent for pc groups) in the **GAP** Reference Manual), a list of descendants (pc groups) of `G`. Following the colon `options` a selection of the options listed below should be given, separated by commas like record components (see Section Reference: Function Call With Options in the **GAP** Reference Manual). See Chapter ANUPQ Options for detailed descriptions of the options.

The automorphism group of each descendant `D` is also computed via a call to the `AutomorphismGroupPGroup`

function of the **AutPGrp** package.

`ClassBound :=`

`n``Relators :=`

`rels``OrderBound :=`

`n``StepSize :=`

,`n``StepSize :=`

`list``RankInitialSegmentSubgroups :=`

`n``SpaceEfficient`

`CapableDescendants`

`AllDescendants := false`

`Exponent :=`

`n``Metabelian`

`GroupName :=`

`name``SubList :=`

`sub``BasicAlgorithm`

`CustomiseOutput :=`

`rec``SetupFile :=`

`filename``PqWorkspace :=`

`workspace`

*Notes:* The function `PqDescendants`

uses the automorphism group of `G` which it computes via the package **AutPGrp**. If this package is not installed an error may be raised. If the automorphism group of `G` is insoluble, the `pq`

program will call **GAP** together with the **AutPGrp** package for certain orbit-stabilizer calculations. (So, in any case, one should ensure the **AutPGrp** package is installed.)

The attributes and property `NuclearRank`

, `MultiplicatorRank`

and `IsCapable`

are set for each group of the list returned by `PqDescendants`

(see Section Attributes and a Property for fp and pc p-groups).

The options `options` for `PqDescendants`

may be passed in an alternative manner to that already described, namely you can pass `PqDescendants`

a record as an argument, which contains as entries some (or all) of the above mentioned. Those parameters which do not occur in the record are set to their default values.

Note that you cannot set both `OrderBound`

and `StepSize`

.

In the first example we compute all descendants of the Klein four group which have exponent-2 class at most 5 and order at most 2^6.

gap> F := FreeGroup( "a", "b" );; a := F.1;; b := F.2;; gap> G := PcGroupFpGroup( F / [ a^2, b^2, Comm(b, a) ] ); <pc group of size 4 with 2 generators> gap> des := PqDescendants( G : OrderBound := 6, ClassBound := 5 );; gap> Length(des); 83 gap> List(des, Size); [ 8, 8, 8, 16, 16, 16, 32, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 32, 32, 64, 64, 32, 32, 32, 32, 32, 32, 32, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 32, 32, 32, 32, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 32, 32, 32, 32, 32, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64, 64 ] gap> List(des, d -> Length( PCentralSeries( d, 2 ) ) - 1 ); [ 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5 ]

Below, we compute all capable descendants of order 27 of the elementary abelian group of order 9.

gap> F := FreeGroup( 2, "g" ); <free group on the generators [ g1, g2 ]> gap> G := PcGroupFpGroup( F / [ F.1^3, F.2^3, Comm(F.1, F.2) ] ); <pc group of size 9 with 2 generators> gap> des := PqDescendants( G : OrderBound := 3, ClassBound := 2, > CapableDescendants ); [ <pc group of size 27 with 3 generators>, <pc group of size 27 with 3 generators> ] gap> List(des, d -> Length( PCentralSeries( d, 3 ) ) - 1 ); [ 2, 2 ] gap> # For comparison let us now compute all descendants gap> PqDescendants( G : OrderBound := 3, ClassBound := 2); [ <pc group of size 27 with 3 generators>, <pc group of size 27 with 3 generators>, <pc group of size 27 with 3 generators> ]

In the third example, we compute all capable descendants of the elementary abelian group of order 5^2 which have exponent-5 class at most 3, exponent 5, and are metabelian.

gap> F := FreeGroup( 2, "g" );; gap> G := PcGroupFpGroup( F / [ F.1^5, F.2^5, Comm(F.2, F.1) ] ); <pc group of size 25 with 2 generators> gap> des := PqDescendants( G : Metabelian, ClassBound := 3, > Exponent := 5, CapableDescendants ); [ <pc group of size 125 with 3 generators>, <pc group of size 625 with 4 generators>, <pc group of size 3125 with 5 generators> ] gap> List(des, d -> Length( PCentralSeries( d, 5 ) ) - 1 ); [ 2, 3, 3 ] gap> List(des, d -> Length( DerivedSeries( d ) ) ); [ 3, 3, 3 ] gap> List(des, d -> Maximum( List( d, Order ) ) ); [ 5, 5, 5 ]

The examples `"PqDescendants-1"`

, `"PqDescendants-2"`

and `"PqDescendants-3"`

(in order) are essentially the same as the above three examples (see `PqExample`

(3.4-4)).

`‣ PqSupplementInnerAutomorphisms` ( D ) | ( function ) |

returns a generating set for a supplement to the inner automorphisms of `D`, in the form of a record with fields `agAutos`

, `agOrder`

and `glAutos`

, as provided by the `pq`

program. One should be very careful in using these automorphisms for a descendant calculation.

*Note:* In principle there must be a way to use those automorphisms in order to compute descendants but there does not seem to be a way to hand back these automorphisms properly to the `pq`

program.

gap> Q := Pq( FreeGroup(2) : Prime := 3, ClassBound := 1 ); <pc group of size 9 with 2 generators> gap> des := PqDescendants( Q : StepSize := 1 ); [ <pc group of size 27 with 3 generators>, <pc group of size 27 with 3 generators>, <pc group of size 27 with 3 generators> ] gap> S := PqSupplementInnerAutomorphisms( des[3] ); rec( agAutos := [ ], agOrder := [ 3, 2, 2, 2 ], glAutos := [ Pcgs([ f1, f2, f3 ]) -> [ f1*f2^2, f2, f3 ], Pcgs([ f1, f2, f3 ]) -> [ f1^2, f2, f3^2 ], Pcgs([ f1, f2, f3 ]) -> [ f1^2, f2, f3^2 ] ] ) gap> A := AutomorphismGroupPGroup( des[3] ); rec( agAutos := [ Pcgs([ f1, f2, f3 ]) -> [ f1^2, f2, f3^2 ], Pcgs([ f1, f2, f3 ]) -> [ f1*f2^2, f2, f3 ], Pcgs([ f1, f2, f3 ]) -> [ f1*f3, f2, f3 ], Pcgs([ f1, f2, f3 ]) -> [ f1, f2*f3, f3 ] ], agOrder := [ 2, 3, 3, 3 ], glAutos := [ ], glOper := [ ], glOrder := 1, group := <pc group of size 27 with 3 generators>, one := IdentityMapping( <pc group of size 27 with 3 generators> ), size := 54 )

Typing: `PqExample( "PqSupplementInnerAutomorphisms" );`

runs the above example in **GAP** (see `PqExample`

(3.4-4)).

Note that by also including `PqStart`

as a second argument to `PqExample`

one can see how it is possible, with the aid of `PqSetPQuotientToGroup`

(see `PqSetPQuotientToGroup`

(5.3-7)), to do the equivalent computations with the interactive versions of `Pq`

and `PqDescendants`

and a single `pq`

process (recall `pq`

is the name of the external C program).

`‣ PqList` ( filename: [SubList := sub] ) | ( function ) |

reads a file with name `filename` (a string) and returns the list `L` of pc groups (or with option `SubList`

a sublist of `L` or a single pc group in `L`) defined in that file. If the option `SubList`

is passed and has the value `sub`, then it has the same meaning as for `PqDescendants`

, i.e. if `sub` is an integer then `PqList`

returns

; otherwise, if `L`[`sub`]`sub` is a list of integers `PqList`

returns `Sublist(`

.`L`, `sub` )

Both `PqList`

and `SavePqList`

(see `SavePqList`

(4.4-4)) can be used to save and restore a list of descendants (see `PqDescendants`

(4.4-1)).

`‣ SavePqList` ( filename, list ) | ( function ) |

writes a list of descendants `list` to a file with name `filename` (a string).

`SavePqList`

and `PqList`

(see `PqList`

(4.4-3)) can be used to save and restore, respectively, the results of `PqDescendants`

(see `PqDescendants`

(4.4-1)).

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