## Code

Some of my research has involved writing (and running) computer code provided here.### Computing excluded minors for classes of matroids representable over partial fields

The following SageMath code was used in this paper (joint with Rudi Pendavingh). Some of this code is not written by me; in particular, thanks to Rudi Pendavingh for the *Tutte Group* code, and the `DY()` routine in the *Delta-Y tools* code is from the technical report "Computer-verification of the structure of some classes of fragile matroids".
An overview of some of the functionality of the code:

- Matroid tools: A
`MatroidIsomorphismClass`class, a (potentially) faster version of`get_nonisomorphic_matroids()`(depending on the matroids under consideration), and routines to load Mayhew and Royle's catalog and look up the "catalog ID" for a matroid on at most 9 elements. - Delta-Y tools: ΔY/YΔ exchanges on triangles/triads (both for
`LinearMatroid`s and abstract`Matroid`s), or the generalised version (a.k.a. segment-cosegment exchange), and find ΔY equivalence classes (optionally, dual-closed). - Circuit-hyperplane tools: get circuit-hyperplanes or free bases, relax a circuit-hyperplane, tighten a free basis.
- Representation tools: check if a given matrix representation for a matroid is valid (or obtain a certificate that it is not), find all subdeterminants of a matrix.
- Excluded-minor generation: generate matroids representable over a partial field up to a certain size, find all excluded minors up to a certain size, along with many options for optimisation (orderly algorithms, splicing, linear homomorphisms, etc. – more details are given in the paper). Requires
*Matroid tools*. - Interesting matroids: definitions of some matroids of interest not found in
`sage.named_matroids`. In particular, known excluded minors for dyadic, 2-regular,**K**_{2}-representable,**P**_{4}-representable, and golden-mean matroids appear here. - Tutte group: calculate the universal partial field of a matroid.

### The excluded minors for GF(5)-representable matroids on ten elements

The above SageMath code was also used for this paper (see also the associated blog post). Here we additionally provide:

- The excluded minors for GF(5)-representable matroids on at most 10 elements: we provide a list of the 2128 matroids, as a sage list. These can be loaded using a command such as:
`gf5exminors = load("excluded_minors10.sobj")`Then, the following command should return (2692, 2128):

`len(gf5exminors), len([x for x in gf5exminors if x.size() == 10])` - A link to Mayhew and Royle's catalog for matroids on 9 elements. This dataset assigns an ID to each matroid on at most 9 elements (and these IDs are referenced in the manuscript).