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Perl 6 was designed in part to allow PDL (Perl Data Language) type features to be added easily.

In fact some things that you would do in PDL have already been added, they just currently aren't as fast as they could be.

    (1,2,3; 4,5,6; 7,8,9) »**» 2
    (1,4,9; 16,25,36; 49,64,81)
The above is specifically allowed to do all of the operations in parallel, but doesn't currently. (Perhaps even on a GPU)



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