First Joint GAP-​Sage Days

GAP Coding sprint: Jan 13-16, 2016
GAP-SageMath Workshop: Jan 18-22, 2016
University of St Andrews

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GAP and Sage Days in general

GAP Days are meetings where developers and users with GAP programming experience are invited to influence the future development of GAP. To streamline each meeting the organizers usually suggest a few main topics to work on during the week (see e.g. the links to previous GAP days below).

The meetings are also suitable for advertising recent developments in core GAP and packages via short talks. However, the focus of the meeting is on code development, with talks only playing a minor role. As enough GAP experts will be around for technical support, the meetings offer good opportunities for people to work on their own packages. At the end of the week, we would be happy to hear about any progress you made.

Sage Days are gatherings of people interested in SageMath, from newcomers to contributors. Sage Days are organized by a wide range of people around the globe. You may find the list of previous Sage Days here.

First Joint GAP-​Sage Days

For the 1st Joint GAP-Sage Days, the focus of the workshop will be on improving GAP-SageMath integration and interaction between our systems and their developers. The focus of the GAP Coding Sprint will be on converging GAP and HPC-GAP development branches.

GAP Coding Sprint will start on Wednesday January 13th at 10am and will finish in the afternoon on Saturday January 16th. GAP-SageMath Days will start on Monday January 17th at 10am and will finish at 1pm on Friday January 22nd.

Note that there is also a Workshop “Knowledge representation in mathematical software and databases” organised by the Horizon 2020 OpenDreamKit project on January 25th-27th, 2016. It takes place in St Andrews as well, but requires separate registration.

More detailed information can be found on the program page.

Registering and stay

The workshop will take place at the University of St Andrews. Information about the exact location and accommodation options can be found on the location page.


If you have questions or suggestions, please contact the organizers:


This workshop is supported by CoDiMa - Collaborative Computational Project (CCP) in the area of Computational Discrete Mathematics (EPSRC grant EP/M022641/1) and OpenDreamkit - Horizon 2020 European Research Infrastructure project (#676541) “Open Digital Research Environment Toolkit for the Advancement of Mathematics”.

Previous GAP Days

  1. First GAP Days
  2. Second GAP Days
  3. Third GAP Days