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How to use SymmetricGroup() to input an element in Sn

asked 2014-07-17 06:44:24 -0500

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I want to input an element of Sn with SymmetricGroup(),for example, I know SymmetricGroup(5)((1,2,3))is the element (1,2,3)in S5,however, I do not know how to input something like (1,2)(3,4) using SymmetricGroup()

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answered 2014-07-17 06:48:37 -0500

updated 2014-07-17 06:56:27 -0500

Just input the argument as a string.

sage: SymmetricGroup(5)('(1,2)(3,4)')
(1,2)(3,4)

If you want to use permutations on 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 instead of permutations on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, you can do this:

sage: S = SymmetricGroup([0,1,2,3,4])
sage: S
Symmetric group of order 5! as a permutation group
sage: S('(0,1)(2,3)')
(0,1)(2,3)

or, better, this:

sage: S = SymmetricGroup(range(5))
sage: S
Symmetric group of order 5! as a permutation group
sage: S('(0,1)(2,3)')
(0,1)(2,3)
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answered 2014-07-17 09:15:05 -0500

Tuples look the most natural solution to me

sage: S5 = SymmetricGroup(5)
sage: S5([(1,2), (3,4)]) 
(1,2)(3,4)

(and you can also use strings as suggested by Samuel).

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