IO_PickleToString comes from the IO package, rather than the SCSCP package.

IO's Pickle provides a different set of methods to serialise GAP objects,
which tend to be smaller and faster to parse/unparse than openmath, but as
you saw do not implement all types.

If you want to use open math, then use the 'OM' methods:

gap> OMPrint(SymmetricGroup(3));
<OMOBJ>
        <OMA>
                <OMS cd="permgp1" name="group"/>
                <OMS cd="permutation1" name="right_compose"/>
                <OMA>
                        <OMS cd="permut1" name="permutation"/>
                        <OMI>2</OMI>
                        <OMI>3</OMI>
                        <OMI>1</OMI>
                </OMA>
                <OMA>
                        <OMS cd="permut1" name="permutation"/>
                        <OMI>2</OMI>
                        <OMI>1</OMI>
                </OMA>
        </OMA>
</OMOBJ>
gap> OMPrint(DihedralGroup(6));
<OMOBJ>
        <OMA>
                <OMS cd="pcgroup1" name="pcgroup_by_pcgscode"/>
                <OMI>25</OMI>
                <OMI>6</OMI>
        </OMA>
</OMOBJ>




On 11/02/2015 14:05, "Sandeep Murthy" <s.mur...@mykolab.com> wrote:

>Hi
>
>I am trying to use the IO_PickleToString() method from the SCSCP package
>to test out how GAP serialises group objects.  This does not appear to be
>working as expected on the isomorphic groups Sym(3) and D_6 (dihedral
>group).
>
>gap> IO_PickleToString( SymmetricGroup( 3 ) );
>"PRMGILIS\>2PERM\>7(1,2,3)PERM\>5(1,2)INTG\>16FAILĀ²
>
>This looks OK but for D_6 it fails:
>
>gap> IO_PickleToString( DihedralGroup( 6 ) );
>Error, no method found! For debugging hints type ?Recovery from
>NoMethodFound
>Error, no 1st choice method found for `IO_Pickle' on 2 arguments called
>from
>IO_Pickle( s, obj ); called from
><function "IO_PickleToString">( <arguments> )
> called from read-eval loop at line 20 of *stdin*
>you can 'quit;' to quit to outer loop, or
>you can 'return;' to continue
>brk>
>
>Why is this?  Both should return OpenMath strings.
>
>Sandeep


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