Chapter 10. Expressions


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Music is math.

–Michael Sandison and Marcus Eoin (Boards of Canada)

Expressions are essentially about three things only:

• Links

• Patterns

• Logic

These are already in your digital artist repertoire, so why be shy about setting up the same relationships with text? Once you get over thinking that they’re about something complicated and tedious like code and start thinking of them as simple solutions to common problems, the door is unlocked.

This chapter mostly offers practical real-world examples of simple expressions that can help you do things ...

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