Compact vectors over finite fields

Version 2.7.2
Released 2019-03-20

This project is maintained by Max Horn

GAP Package cvec

This package provides an implementation of compact vectors over finite fields. Contrary to earlier implementations no table lookups are used but only word-based processor arithmetic. This allows for bigger finite fields and higher speed.

The current version of this package is version 2.7.2, released on 2019-03-20. For more information, please refer to the package manual. There is also a README file.


This package requires GAP version >=4.9

The following other GAP packages are needed:


Max Neunhöffer.


Please, cite this package as

[NH19] Neunhöffer, M. and Horn, M., cvec, Compact vectors over finite fields, Version 2.7.2 (2019)
(GAP package),

You can get more info by typing Cite("cvec"); in the gap prompt.


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