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- MINSUP which gives all of the minimal supergroups of index 2, 3, and 4 of a given group.
- SUPERGROUPS, which calculates all of the different supergroups of a given type.

To specify the group for which you want to see the minimal supergroups, you should
give its number in the *International Tables for Crystallography*, Vol.A
or you can select it from the table with the space group numbers and symbols, which is
accessible through the link ``choose''.

The list with the minimal supergroups is represented as a table which contains:

- The number of the supergroup in the
*International Tables for Crystallography*, Vol. A, and its Hermann-Mauguin symbol. - The index of the group in the supergroup and the supergroup type are also given.
- A link to the list with the transformation matrices that related the basis of the supergroup with that of the subgroup.

The table described above contains only the types of the minimal supergroups.
If you are interested in all of the supergroups of a given type, then you should
select the type of the supergroup, marking the corresponding checkbox and click on
the button `[Show]`.

- The transformation matrices that relate the basis of the supergroup with that of the subgroup.
- One representative from each coset in the decomposition of the supergroup with respect to the group and a link to the full cosets in this decomposition

If you click oh the button `[Full Cosets]` you can see the
the coset decomposition of the supergroup with respect
to the group.

NOTE, that the coset representatives are given with respect to the basis of the group.

For some group-supergroup pairs there is a
parameter *r,s,* or/and *t* in the transformation matrix and in the
translational part of the coset representatives. This parameter can have any
value and each one of this values will give different supergroup of the same
type.

- the transformation matrices and
- one representative from each coset in the left cosets decomposition of the supergroup with respect to the group.

The button `[Full Cosets]` is provided to access the full cosets in
this decomposition. The page obtained using this button contains the correspondent
transformation matrix and the elements of the supergroup, given with respect to the
group and distributed into left cosets.

When all of the data is given, click on `[Find the Supergroups]` to
obtain all of the different supergroups of the given
type.

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