Since I have to keep my leg elevated for weeks following surgery on my Ankle I decided to look at learning processing/ scripting to determine whether it could help with my work.
Processing is an open source programming language and integrated development environment (IDE) built for the electronic arts and visual design communities with
the purpose of teaching the fundamentals of computer programming in a visual context, and to serve as the foundation for electronic sketchbooks. The project was initiated in 2001 by Casey Reas and Benjamin Fry, both formerly of the Aesthetics and Computation Group at the MIT Media Lab. The language builds on the Java language, but uses a simplified syntax and graphics programming model’.