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generators -- provide matrix or list of generators



Produces the generators of a Gröbner basis, a polynomial ring, an ideal, a free module, a free group, a submodule given by means of generators (or for which generators have been computed), or a free monoid.

Usually the result is a list of generators, but the generators of a module or Gröbner basis are provided as the columns in a matrix. The matrix is stored in a module M under M.generators, unless the matrix is the identity matrix.

The symbol gens is a synonym for generators.

See also

Ways to use generators :

For the programmer

The object generators is a method function with options.