GRAPE Version 4.7,
a GAP package for computing with graphs and groups, by Leonard H. Soicher,
with contributions from Steve Linton, Alexander Hulpke and Jerry James,
and including Brendan McKay's nauty 2.2 package.
This README document tells you how to install GRAPE and lists changes
made to GRAPE since Version 2.2. License and copyright information is
in the GRAPE file COPYING.
Installing GRAPE
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The current GAP distribution includes the GRAPE package, which now
includes a 32-bit nauty/dreadnaut binary for Windows (XP and later
versions). Thus, GRAPE normally requires no further installation
for Windows users of GAP.
You do not need to download and unpack an archive for GRAPE
unless you want to install the package separately from your main
GAP installation or are installing an upgrade of GRAPE to an
existing installation of GAP. If you do need to download
GRAPE, you can find the latest archive .tar.gz file for the
package at http://www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/~leonard/grape/
Installation and testing instructions for the GRAPE package can be
found in Chapter 1 of the GRAPE manual:
http://www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/~leonard/grape/manual/chapters.htm
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If you use GRAPE to solve a problem, then please email
L.H.Soicher@qmul.ac.uk, and reference:
L.H. Soicher, The GRAPE package for GAP, Version 4.7, 2016,
http://www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/~leonard/grape/
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Main changes from GRAPE 4.6.1 to GRAPE 4.7:
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(1) The included version of nauty is now the final patched
version of nauty 2.2.
(2) The user may run their own copy of dreadnaut or dreadnautB,
rather than the included version from nauty 2.2.
(3) The user may run their own version of bliss as an alternative
to nauty.
(4) A test file tst/testall.g is now included.
(5) Documentation and installation instructions have been revised
accordingly.
Main changes from GRAPE 4.6 to GRAPE 4.6.1:
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(1) Except for nauty 2.2, GRAPE is now licensed under the GPL,
version 2 or higher.
(2) Installation instructions revised.
Main changes from GRAPE 4.5 to GRAPE 4.6:
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(1) GRAPE revised to work fully under Windows (XP or later), with an
appropriate 32-bit nauty/dreadnaut binary (made by A. Hulpke) included.
(2) Installation instructions revised.
Main changes from GRAPE 4.4 to GRAPE 4.5:
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(1) Makefile.in revised.
(2) Installation instructions revised.
(3) Default banner now used.
Main changes from GRAPE 4.3 to GRAPE 4.4:
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(1) With much help from Alexander Hulpke, and using new features in GAP
4.5, the interface between GRAPE and dreadnaut is now done entirely in
GAP code. This means that as long as nauty/dreadnaut can be compiled on
a given computer, then GRAPE should work on that computer, although there
are still problems with Windows machines.
(2) Graphs with colour-classes can now be handled by the automorphism group
and graph isomorphism functions.
(3) The functions Graph, Diameter, Girth, IsBipartite, IsConnectedGraph,
IsDistanceRegular, IsVertex, and IsEdge are now operations to avoid
possible name conflicts with GAP, GAP users, or other packages.
(4) The internal functions OrbitRepresentatives, RepWord,
OrbitNumbers, NumbersToSets, and IntransitiveGroupGenerators renamed
GRAPE_OrbitRepresentatives, GRAPE_RepWord, GRAPE_OrbitNumbers,
GRAPE_NumbersToSets, and GRAPE_IntransitiveGroupGenerators, respectively,
to avoid possible name conflicts with GAP, GAP users, or other packages.
(5) Documentation upgraded.
(6) GAP code and standalone programs for the undocumented functions Enum
and EnumColadj removed. It appears no one uses them now, and their
functionality can largely be handled by current documented GAP/GRAPE
functions.
Main changes from GRAPE 4.2 to GRAPE 4.3:
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(1) GRAPE can now be installed via `/bin/sh configure ../..; make'.
(2) The version of nauty now used is 2.2 final, rather than 2.0beta5,
and canonical labellings may have changed. Moreover, dreadnautB is now
used instead of dreadnaut, so there is no practical upper bound on the
number of vertices when using nauty. All graphs stored from previous
versions of GRAPE should have their `canonicalLabelling' component
unbound before use with this version.
(3) Added function `GraphIsomorphismClassRepresentatives', which should be
used for efficient pairwise isomorphism testing of three or more graphs.
(4) `CompleteSubgraphsOfGivenSize' now fully documented to include
the functionality of finding cliques with given vertex vector-weight
sum.
(5) `GraphIsomorphism' now documented, and for safety, `GraphIsomorphism'
now has a third parameter , behaving as in
`IsIsomorphicGraph'.
(6) For safety, (possibly old) canonical labellings are no longer copied
over to a graph returned by `CopyGraph', `GraphImage' or `NewGroupGraph'.
(7) Changed call to `StabChainBaseStrongGenerators' to have three
parameters to conform with the changed functionality in this procedure
from GAP 4.4.5.
(8) Fixed minor problem in Makefile.in (reported by A.E. Brouwer).
(9) The standard archive format is now tar.gz, rather than zoo.
(10) grape.bib moved to manual.bib.
Main changes from GRAPE 4.1 to GRAPE 4.2:
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(1) Including Steve Linton's `SmallestImageSet' function, and using
this function for faster isomorph rejection in `CompleteSubgraphs',
`CompleteSubgraphsOfGivenSize', and `PartialLinearSpaces'.
(2) Further improvements to `CompleteSubgraphs' and
`CompleteSubgraphsOfGivenSize', including functionality in the latter
which will be required by the `Design' package.
(3) All global function names are now read-only.
(4) `OrbitalGraphIntersectionMatrices' is no longer an
alternative name for `OrbitalGraphColadjMats'.
This change is *not* backward compatible.
(5) The function `Vertices' is now an operation, so as not to
conflict with the xgap package.
(6) The default value for GRAPE_NRANGRENS has been increased to 18.
(7) Output streams are now used in `AutGroupGraph' and
`SetAutGroupCanonicalLabelling'.
Main changes from GRAPE 4.0 to GRAPE 4.1:
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(1) Extended functionality of `CompleteSubgraphsOfGivenSize' so that a
user can request only *maximal* complete subgraphs of a given size to
be returned.
(2) Extended functionality of `CompleteSubgraphs' and
`CompleteSubgraphsOfGivenSize' so that the required complete subgraphs
can be classified up to equivalence under the permutation group associated
with the input graph.
(3) Improvements to `CompleteSubgraphs' and `CompleteSubgraphsOfGivenSize'
which sometimes result in significant speed-ups.
(4) The default UNIX file permissions for GRAPE files now include write
permission for the owner. This is to make default file permissions more
in line with those of GAP.
(5) The naming convention for the vertices of the graphs output (in a
list) by `PartialLinearSpaces' has changed to be more consistent with
vertex-naming conventions in GRAPE. The point-vertices of such a graph
are 1,...,`.order', with the name of point-vertex *
being the name of vertex ** of . A line-vertex of
is named by a list (not necessarily ordered) of the point-vertex names
for the points on that line.
Warning: This change is *not* backward compatible.
(6) For non-simple input graphs, different nauty parameters than
previously are set by `AutGroupGraph' and `SetAutGroupCanonicalLabelling'
(which is called by `IsIsomorphicGraph'). This is in order to avoid a
performance problem with certain sparse directed graphs.
Warning: canonical labellings may be different than before.
(7) Input graph to `CollapsedIndependentOrbitsGraph' must be simple.
(The function did not always produce correct output for non-simple graphs.)
(8) Bug fixed so that `AutGroupGraph' and `SetAutGroupCanonicalLabelling'
always output ranges as full lists for processing as input to
nauty/dreadnaut.
(9) Bug fixed in function `Girth'. This bug could cause wrong answers to
be returned.
(10) Improved documentation, including an example of research using GRAPE.
(11) Better file management for the non-GAP part of GRAPE.
(12) A p2c translation of tcfrontend4.p is now supplied and used.
Main changes from GRAPE 2.31 to GRAPE 4.0:
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(1) GRAPE 4.0 is compatible with GAP4, but not with GAP3.
(2) The version of nauty now used is 2.0beta5, rather than 1.7, and
canonical labellings may have changed. All graphs stored from previous
versions of GRAPE should have their canonicalLabelling component unbound
before use with this version.
(3) IsIsomorphicGraph by default now unbinds any canonicalLabelling
components of the input graphs. This is always safe, but will downgrade
performance if testing pairwise isomorphism for many graphs. See the
GRAPE manual documentation on changing the default.
(4) The no longer needed functions MakeStabChainGivenLimit and
NextSizeCompleteSubgraphs were removed.
(5) The names component of a graph (if present) is immutable
(unless explicitly stored otherwise by the user, which is *not* recommended).
Also the representatives and schreierVector components of a graph
are immutable (and these should *never* be changed by a user).
(6) The names of an EdgeGraph or a QuotientGraph are lists, but need
no longer be sets (strictly sorted lists). This also applies to
a CollapsedIndependentOrbitsGraph and a CollapsedCompleteOrbitsGraph.
The reason for this is that GAP4 does not support a total order on
all possible GAP4 objects.
(7) ConnectedComponents returns a strictly sorted list.
(8) The function GraphIsomorphism returns fail (instead of false)
if the input graphs are not isomorphic.
(9) GraphImage(gamma) has appropriate names even when gamma.names is
unbound.
(10) The preferred name for OrbitalGraphIntersectionMatrices is
OrbitalGraphColadjMats.
(11) CompleteSubgraphs and CompleteSubgraphsOfGivenSize improved.
The default for arg[5] is now true in CompleteSubgraphsOfGivenSize.
Cliques is now another name for CompleteSubgraphs, and
CliquesOfGivenSize is another name for CompleteSubgraphsOfGivenSize.
(12) The documentation has been expanded and improved.
Main changes from GRAPE 2.2 to GRAPE 2.31:
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(1) The new CompleteSubgraphsOfGivenSize, which allows for searching in
a vertex-weighted graph for cliques with a given vertex-weight sum.
(2) The new function PartialLinearSpaces, which classifies partial linear
spaces with given point graph and parameters s,t.
(3) The new function VertexTransitiveDRGs, which determines the
distance-regular generalized orbital graphs for a given transitive
permutation group.
(4) New functions CayleyGraph and SwitchedGraph.
(5) A one-vertex graph is now considered to be bipartite,
with bicomponents = [[],[1]] (to be consistent with considering a
zero-vertex graph to be bipartite, with bicomponents = [[],[]]).
(6) A bug fixed in the function UnderlyingGraph. That bug had
the effect that if the returned graph had loops, then it
might have had its isSimple component erroneously set to true.
Leonard H. Soicher
January 2016
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