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Learning Processing by Daniel Shiffman

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Chapter 12. Libraries

 

“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 (we will start talking about them immediately in Chapter 14: Translation and Rotation) and, if necessary, refer back to it when you suddenly find yourself downloading one (which first occurs in Chapter 15: Video).

Libraries

Whenever we call a Processing function, such as line( ), background( ), stroke( ), and so on, we are calling a function that we learned about from the Processing reference page (or perhaps even from ...

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