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Matrices and matrix objects in GAP

Originally, matrices in GAP were introduced as lists of lists of equal length with entries in a (usually common) ring. Advantages of this setup are simplicity and flexibility.

But there are also disadvantages, for example:

There exists plans, descriptions and code for matrix objects in the GAP library. Goals of this meeting could be:

A more detailed account of the current status was given by Max Horn in this github issue.

Another source are old files by Max Neunhöffer: see here. In particular, there is a testing function we might want to look at (and adjust to a final API).