If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library?

—Lily Tomlin

Many of the chapters that follow require the use of Processing libraries. This chapter will cover how to download, install, and use these libraries. I recommend that you read the chapter for a basic sense of libraries now and, if necessary, refer back to it when you suddenly find yourself downloading one (which first occurs in Chapter 15: Video).

12-1 Libraries

Whenever you call a Processing function, such as line(), background(), stroke(), and so on, you are calling a function that you learned about from the Processing reference page (or perhaps even from this book!). That reference page is a list of all the available functions in the Processing’s core ...

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