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Sneak Peek At The Introduction Of The Xpresso Book ;)

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Lets hope this book covers more than just the basics, i think even muppets like me can get a handle on the basics maybe even as far up the technoladder as range mapping ( though i could definately do with a chaper on this one !!)

what i think is needed is some indepth explanation and examples of things like :

flipflop

monoflop

memory

all the adpaters .. these are really confusing

Iterators

logic and how to apply it in complex setups

and an often ignored aspect of xpresso and i think tp are the tag settings such as

inputs first

reference/history depth

priority

the last section is very much under examined ( does that make sense ?)

the manual does a good job of going through all the nodes, but it is very cold and not a lot of use unless you understand what you want to do with the nodes in the first place !!

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Following on from Kiwi's comment, I've spent twenty years proofreading advertising copy (and you'd be shocked how many copywriters can't manage even the most basic of sentences!), so if you need someone to proof the final copy when it's ready, pass it over. Note that I'm talking about pure copy proofing here and not testing your Xpresso set-ups. I think it's important to get someone to check things like grammar, punctuation and syntax without the distraction of trying to work through the examples.

Cheers

Karl

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I can't wait to start reading.....

Peace,

Rich_Art. :)

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"... perhaps have a three section book, beginners, improvers and C++ programmers?"

That would be the natural progression of any 'How To' book aimed at a wide audience. Walk, then run.

Cheers

Karl

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Ha. Where's the fun in that?

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Sometimes I'm so baffled by Xpresso that I think there should be a special pre chapter just for me called 'Crawl Before You Walk!'

Cheers

Karl

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when is the book out?

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Oh, by the way, for people having trouble downloading the zip file, the direct link to the pdf is:

<a href="http://"http://www.ruimac.com/xpresso_book/01-Introduction.pdf"" target="_blank">http://www.ruimac.com/xpresso_book/...duction.zip</a>

Rui Batista

Hey Rui,

Very nice to see this. I will also buy a copy once it is complete. Your link above seems broken though. I'd thought I'd let you know. This is what it provides when you click it:

http://%22http//www.ruimac.com/xpresso_book/01-Introduction.pdf%22

I was able to get to your content by surfing to http://www.ruimac.com/xpresso_book/ It appears that you are allowing directory listings so I could see the files fortunately. FYI and good luck!

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I politely disagree!!

I really think that a section on how to make it work with Thinking Particles is essential. Even if it is a matter of an addendum or PDF file to download. The #1 reason for me wanting to learn Xpresso is for getting better particle work done. There may be many uses for Xpresso, but TP is one of the "Big" selling points to entice readers to want to bother learning in the first place.

For myself, I started programming computers when the Apple II first came out. I did basic, assembly and some machine language on 8 bit computers. I've done a small amount of Flash programming. But I'm no longer a programmer. A quick way into Xpresso would be greatly appreciated!

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do you have an eta on the book?

a month, a year

i think this info is going to be so useful

: ) < G

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