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At the risk of being subjective (and possibly even argumentative), I feel like I should offer an answer to the implicit question, answered piquantly by Derek Holt: 'a large proportion of researchers in Geometric Group Theory appear to be interested only in the existence of algorithms and their complexity, rather than in actually using them to do ...


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An algorithm for computing the hyperbolic "thinness" constant $\delta$ is described in the paper: Epstein, David B. A.; Holt, Derek F Computation in word-hyperbolic groups. Internat. J. Algebra Comput. 11 (2001), no. 4, 467–487. and I did implement it. It works OK on reasonably straightforward examples like surface groups, hyperbolic triangle groups, etc, ...



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