Began development at RWTH Aachen in 1986
It was designed as a system for studying groups, containing powerful functions and also an interpreted language which allowed the user to write their own functions.
St Andrews was involved in GAP development since 1988
Major research grants valued at over 1 million pounds for GAP development
Scotland, England, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Ireland, The Netherlands, and Greece
St Andrews became GAP Headquarters in 1997
Broadened to cover much of algebra, combinatorics and finite mathematics
St Andrews teaching software