This is the README file for the `SpinSym' GAP4 package. The SpinSym package is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program (see the file LICENSE). If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/. To install the newest version of this package download the archive file spinsym-1.5.2.tar.gz and unpack it inside the `pkg' subdirectory of your GAP4 installation, e.g. using tar xvzf spinsym-1.5.2.tar.gz It creates a subdirectory called `spinsym'. To use the package just start GAP and type LoadPackage("spinsym"); The `SpinSym' package banner should appear on the screen. For a listing and description of the user functions see the package documentation in the `doc' subdirectory (e.g. the file manual.pdf). To run some tests type dir:= DirectoriesPackageLibrary( "spinsym", "tst" ); tst:= Filename( dir, "testall.tst" ); Test( tst ); which will (hopefully) return `true'.