Today I started to learn the GAP system, which is designed to work with various algebraic objects. The book I'm currently working through, Slinko's Algebra for Applications, uses GAP for its examples.

I wrote my first little program, an example from coding theory. The syntax is very explicit, but I like the if-fi, do-od block closures, and how functions are defined: name := function (...) ... end;

Having done the important thing and picked an avatar (thank you https://publicdomainvectors.org/), I can give a little introduction to myself.

This will be my mathematical corner of the web. I am interested in algebra, algebraic topology and number theory but, being a computer scientist, I have an application-oriented approach to these. I also like maths history, to see how ideas have developed over time.

Currently I'm looking into coding theory, some cryptography and possibly computational topology.

Joined Oct 2020