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Programming and Core System

FilledSmallSquare Integrated language support for sparse arrays.

FilledSmallSquare New list programming with Sow and Reap.

FilledSmallSquare EvaluationMonitor and StepMonitor for algorithm monitoring.

FilledSmallSquare Enhanced timing measurement, including AbsoluteTiming.

FilledSmallSquare Major performance enhancements for MathLink.

FilledSmallSquare Optimization for 64-bit operating systems and architectures.

FilledSmallSquare Support for computations in full 64-bit address spaces.