This table is based on research by Team Vuo. It covers built-in features, not necessarily third-party add-ons. If you notice any inaccuracies, please send us a correction.

Automatically multithreads compositions? Compiles compositions?
Vuo
Vuo's compiler automatically schedules independent parts of the composition on separate threads to take full advantage of multicore CPUs

Compositions are compiled to native executables and libraries. They run directly on the machine without needing the overhead of a "viewer" or "player" application to interpret them.
Isadora No No
Max No
Manually, using certain nodes
Partial
DSP nodes created with Gen are compiled
Processing No Partial
Sketches are compiled to run on the Java VM
Pure Data No
Manually, using certain nodes from an external library
No
Quartz Composer No No
TouchDesigner No
Manually, using certain nodes
No
vvvv No
Manually, using certain nodes from an external library
Partial
Users can open a text editor to write C# that is dynamically compiled and inserted into the composition