gives the value of expr together with all expressions to which Sow has been applied during its evaluation. Expressions sown using Sow[e] or Sow[e,tagi] with different tags are given in different lists.

reaps only expressions sown with tags that match patt.

puts expressions associated with each of the patti in a separate list.

returns {expr,{f[tag1,{e11,e12,}],}}.


  • Sow and Reap provide a convenient way to accumulate a list of intermediate results in a computation.
  • Reap accumulates expressions in the order in which Sow is applied to them.
  • Expressions sown with a particular tag are collected by the innermost Reap whose pattern matches the tag.
  • Reap[expr] is equivalent to Reap[expr,_].
  • Reap has attribute HoldFirst.
Introduced in 2003
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