Is there any fancy editor of GAP code or even some environment dedicated to it? I've been using Notepad++ for this purpose but it seems only to color the syntax. I would like to have more developmental features.

  • $\begingroup$ You mean like a button or shortcut to put in a "read" command in GAP? $\endgroup$ Dec 19, 2018 at 9:25
  • $\begingroup$ Personally, I do not like fancy editors, and I use vi (which you might not have heard of) for everything, but I am very old fashioned! I don't think this question is about mathematics. $\endgroup$
    – Derek Holt
    Dec 19, 2018 at 9:39
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    $\begingroup$ Sage contains GAP, you might do better looking for IDEs for that - you can run it in a jupyter notebook for example $\endgroup$ Dec 19, 2018 at 10:55
  • $\begingroup$ For Windows, Notepad++ is the best choice (gap-system.org/Faq/faq.html#8.3) although it's not an IDE. As for Jupyter, there is a Jupyter kernel for GAP as well (gap-packages.github.io/JupyterKernel), and it is redistributed with the latest GAP release (although it's also not an IDE). For Linux, GAP has some nice setup for vim and emacs, adding some IDE features. $\endgroup$ Dec 19, 2018 at 16:06
  • $\begingroup$ Perhaps you could clarify what kind of features you are looking for... ? $\endgroup$
    – Max Horn
    Dec 20, 2018 at 11:35


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