**(first try)** what you want might be the following

```
sage: G = SymmetricGroup(3)
sage: p = G.cycle_index()
sage: p.expand(2)
x0^3 + x0^2*x1 + x0*x1^2 + x1^3 + x0^2*x2 + x0*x1*x2 + x1^2*x2 + x0*x2^2 + x1*x2^2 + x2^3
```

It is not x,y,z but x0,x1,x2.

**(second try)** In order to obtain the same polynomial as in GAP, you may define a morphism from symmetric functions to the polynomial ring in x,y,z. Hopefully, it is not that hard as you only need to define it on the basis.

The following defines the polynomial ring as well as a function that given a partition returns the associated monomial in R

```
R.<x,y,z> = PolynomialRing(QQ,'x,y,z')
def partition_to_xyz(p):
e = p.to_exp_dict()
return x^e.get(1,0) * y^e.get(2,0) * z^e.get(3,0)
```

you can check

```
sage: partition_to_xyz(Partition([3]))
z
sage: partition_to_xyz(Partition([1,1,1]))
x^3
```

then to define the morphism, simply do

```
sage: Sym = SymmetricFunctions(QQ).power()
sage: phi = Sym.module_morphism(on_basis=partition_to_xyz, codomain=R)
```

and then

```
sage: G = SymmetricGroup(3)
sage: p = G.cycle_index()
sage: phi(p)
1/6*x^3 + 1/2*x*y + 1/3*z
```

You may have a look at the documentation of symmetric functions.

How can it be on x,y,z ? you want x for the 1-cycle class, y for the 2-cycle class and z for the 3-cycle one ?