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The relationship between PARI and PARI/GP is a bit confusing. "GP" is a scripting language for the computer algebra system "gp". The purpose of GP (and gp) is to provide easy access to "PARI", which is a math library in C. So gp and GP don't exist without PARI, but PARI can exist without GP and gp. This is explained here.

Given that GP doesn't exist without PARI, it's almost always referred to as PARI/GP, so makes more sense than . This also avoids ambiguity between GP versus gp. Right now there is , but no . There are actually only fourteen questions with . These seven are actually about PARI/GP: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7. IMHO these seven posts should be retagged . I just read this and I would create myself and retag the above posts, but I don't have the necessary 1500 rep. Could someone please retag the seven posts I linked to above, from to ?

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PARI/GP has really taken off as a programming language in the number theory community in the past few years. Unfortunately there's only a very small community for PARI/GP on SO. I emailed the PARI/GP developer about this today, who I have never met, and he responded by joining SO and immediately answering six questions with needless to say very good answers. –  Douglas B. Staple Apr 5 '13 at 18:39
I'm going to wait a few minutes to see if this gets moderator attention, but I agree this would be an improvement, esp. for StackOverflow purposes. –  hardmath Apr 5 '13 at 18:59
@hardmath Only half of the pari posts (the seven linked in my question) should be changed to pari-gp. The other seven should be left as [pari]. –  Douglas B. Staple Apr 5 '13 at 19:08
Okay, good thing I only changed those seven! Actually someone was helping, starting from the other end of the list. –  hardmath Apr 5 '13 at 19:08
Great, it's perfect now! Thanks! This question should be closed as resolved now (?). –  Douglas B. Staple Apr 5 '13 at 19:10

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The seven questions identified have had pari tags converted to pari-gp, a new tag.

We should create a wiki text for this new tag (the older pari tag also lacks a wiki).

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I've created first versions of tag wikis for pari and pari-gp. Someone had already written a short tag exerpt for pari-gp; I updated it with the description from the PARI/GP website. They're sitting in the queue now for review. –  Douglas B. Staple Apr 5 '13 at 22:45

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