Example/Template of a GAP Package and Guidelines for Package Authors

Version 3.5.1

This project is maintained by Greg Gamble, Alexander Konovalov

# The Example package

* Website: gap-packages.github.io/example/
* Repository: https://github.com/gap-packages/example

This package serves as an example of how to create a GAP 4 package.

The Example package uses an external binary and therefore a complete
installation only works on UNIX systems or systems that support a
UNIX-like environment, e.g. OS X, or Windows with Cygwin. However, 
a partial installation without the external binary is possible on 
any system.

To compile the package, change to the `/pkg/example-*` directory 
of your GAP installation and then call

where  is a path to the main GAP root directory; so normally you
would call

	./configure ../..

(the `../..` is the default and so may be omitted) and then call

to compile the binary.

Now start GAP and type


to load the package. You will see the package banner. If you have
not compiled the external binary, you should receive a warning.

For details on how to use the Example package see the package
documentation in the `doc` subdirectory (view its HTML version or 
`manual.pdf`  via a PDF viewer). You will find additional information 
on how to create a GAP package in the Appendix of the manual.

* Werner Nickel (before 2002)
* Greg Gamble (2002-2006)
* Alexander Konovalov (since 2011)