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ABSYS is a programming language for the solution of systems of simultaneous equations. ABSYS was designed in the 1960s as an extension to ALGOL compiler. It contained features for describing mathematical algorithms and combines high-level mathematics with general-purpose programming constructs. ABSYS fell into disuse during the late 1960s due to advances in numerical libraries and languages like FORTRAN, which provided more efficient ways to write math-intensive programs.