Abstract Algebra with GAP
A PREP Workshop
Descriptions of the Software
GAP (Groups, Algorithms and Programming) is a free system for computational
discrete algebra. It is the software of primary interest in this
Links for GAP
Home page for GAP,
includes information about GAP, how to get GAP, contacts for GAP support,
and other information.
Direct link to download
GAP. GAP may be installed on Unix, Linux, Windows and Macintosh operating
systems. Follow the instructions given on the GAP web page.
AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)
AIM will be used to communicate with participants and for participants
to communicate with the workshop leaders.
Links for AIM
VNC will be used to share our computer screen with remote users.
Participants will be able to see the GAP input and output as it occurs
on the workshop leaders' computer. Instructions for connecting to the VNC
server will be provided to participants via email and/or AIM.
Links for VNC clients
Download TightVNC, a VNC client
for Windows and Unix/Linux
Download RealVNC, a VNC client
Download VNCThing, a VNC client for Macintosh
Streaming Video and Audio
Streaming Video and Audio will be provided via Quicktime Streaming of an
MPEG-4 video stream. This will allow participants to hear and see the workshop
Links for streaming video/audio
Download Quicktime Player
for Windows or Macintosh
Unix/Linux users will use MPlayer, a part of many standard distributions.
MPlayer may need to be recompiled with additional components installed
first to permit the viewing of rtsp files.
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This PREP workshop is made possible by the NSF grant DUE: 0089005