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Processing is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to create images, animations, and interactions. Initially developed to serve as a software sketchbook and to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context, Processing also has evolved into a tool for generating finished professional work. Today, there are tens of thousands of students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists who use Processing for learning, prototyping, and production.

  • » Free to download and open source
  • » Interactive programs using 2D, 3D or PDF output
  • » OpenGL integration for accelerated 3D
  • » For GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows
  • » Projects run online or as double-clickable applications
  • » Over 100 libraries extend the software into sound, video, computer vision, and more…
  • » Well documented, with many books available


To see more of what people are doing with Processing, check out these sites:

» Processing Wiki
» Processing Discussion Forum
» OpenProcessing
» CreativeApplications.Net
» O’Reilly Answers
» Vimeo
» Flickr

To contribute to the development, please visit Processing on Google Code to read instructions for downloading the code,building from the sourcereporting and tracking bugs, and creating libraries and tools.

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