The Package Nilmat is a GAP code only package and requires no external binaries.
Once Nilmat is loaded, calls to the GAP functions
SylowSystem for subgroups of GL(n,q), and calls to
IsFinite for subgroups of
GL(n,Q), automatically switch to corresponding functions
from Nilmat. Thus Nilmat should be disabled if
one wishes to use the former GAP functions for matrix groups
over GF(q) or Q.
For testing nilpotency and finiteness over Q, the GAP
package Polenta is also required. Note that
does not use functions from Polenta which depend on
KASH. Hence to use Nilmat,
KASH installation is not
required, and all Nilmat functions run under both
Windows and Linux.
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