A programming language for problem solving, visualization and database access

APL2 Trial

IBM® APL2® is a highly-productive, general-purpose programming language used by both end users and developers, providing an extensive collection of functions for solving business problems. It is widely used for diverse application areas including commercial data processing, system design and prototyping, engineering and scientific computation and for teaching mathematics and other subjects. Available in two editions, Workstation APL2 and APL2 for S/370 and S/390 Mainframes, this array-oriented environment allows users to manipulate huge amounts of data interactively.

APL2 provides:

Interactive problem solving

Powerful data analysis

Easy data access

Graphical tools

Portability and distributability


A programming language for problem solving, visualization and database access

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Below is the list of software and hardware required to install these products.

APL2 for Mainframes

Operating System Software Hardware
MVS/ESA, z/OS TSO/E zSeries
VM, VM/ESA, z/VM CMS zSeries

Workstation APL2

Operating System Software Hardware
AIX AIX 5.0 with Motif 1.2 and X Window System X11R5, or later pSeries
Linux on Intel A Linux distribution for PC compatible machines with glibc 2.3.2, Motif 2.2 and X Window System X11R6, or later
Solaris Solaris 7 with Motif 1.4 and X Window System X11R5, or later
Windows Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8

Workstation APL2 V2.0 Service Level 21

Workstation APL2 for Multiplatforms V2.0 Service Level 21 is available for AIX, Linux, Sun Solaris, and Windows.

Highlights of this service level include:

  • The performance of monadic Grade on matrices is improved.
  • External function GMTSTAMP provides the ability to set function and operator timestamps under program control.
  • Options Stack Window Always on Top and Watch Windows Always on Top are added to the Debug menu on Windows.
  • AP 145 adds three properties for Drop-down Combo Boxes - Collapsed Position, Collapsed Client Position and Collapsed Size.

A complete list of fixes included in this level will be found in the updated README (Unix systems) or Service Information (Windows systems) file.


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