[GAP Forum] Release of Design 1.1 Package for GAP 4.4

Leonard Soicher l.h.soicher at qmul.ac.uk
Wed Jun 30 18:23:03 BST 2004

Dear All,

I am pleased to announce the release of the DESIGN 1.1 package for
GAP 4.4.  The DESIGN package is for generating, classifying and studying
block designs.

You can download the package from


where you will also find HTML and PDF documentation, which include 
installation instructions.

               Leonard Soicher


Main changes from DESIGN 1.0 to DESIGN 1.1

(1) Made compatible with GAP 4.4 and its package loading mechanism.
DESIGN 1.1 works only with GAP 4.4/GRAPE 4.2/GAPDoc 0.9999.

(2) Upgraded XML I/O to DTRS protocol 2.0.

(3) BlockDesignsToXMLFile has additional parameters to allow more user
control over expansion, output, and design id's. The default now is for
minimal expansion and writing out, which is a *change* from DESIGN 1.0.

(4) Added functions:

(5) Function names made read-only.

(6) Some utility functionality moved to GRAPE 4.2.

(7) Added files README and gpl.txt.


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