# Transform - Boolean

Transforms which appear in the template list when a Boolean field, of type boolean, has been picked in the Transform pane.

For examples and illustrations of options and available operations, click on the template's link to jump to that template's topic.

 Copy Copy the boolean values from the source field into the specified boolean Result destination. Expression Save the boolean result of the given expression into the specified boolean Result destination. Logic Save the boolean result of the given Boolean into the specified boolean Result destination.   Choosing the and, or, or xor operator will open a Value parameter box allowing choice of another boolean field, a specified boolean value, or an expression that evaluates to a boolean value.   and - Logical AND operation between the source field and the second specified field, value or expression result. not - Logical NOT operation on the source field. or - Logical OR operation between the source field and the second specified field, value or expression result. xor - Logical XOR operation between the source field and the second specified field, value or expression result.

## Notes

Everything Math - For a handy reference to anything in mathematics, see the Wolfram MathWorld site.   Thank you, Wolfram!

The best thing about a Boolean is even if you are wrong, you are only off by a bit.

Did you hear about the Boolean argument?  There may be two sides but only 1 is true.

A logician's wife is having a baby. The doctor immediately hands the newborn to the dad. The wife says, "Is it a boy or a girl?" The logician says, "Yes."

A programmer’s wife tells him: "Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen." The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.

A Founder of the Information Age - George Boole was one of the giants who started it all.

George Boole (1805 - 1859)

The term "Boolean" takes its name from George Boole, one of the great mathematicians of the nineteenth century and the inventor of mathematical logic and Boolean algebra, a systematic means of writing and manipulating logical concepts using mathematical symbols.  Boolean algebra is the foundation of digital computer technology.

Boole wrote fifty papers, two textbooks and two major volumes of work on mathematical logic and was a professor at Queen's College in Cork despite never having attended college or earning a degree. He was almost entirely self-taught in mathematics. The son of a poor London shoemaker, Boole was encouraged by his father to pursue an early interest in learning. By age 12 he had mastered Latin and Greek and later turned his attention to mathematics.

George Boole died at age 49 from an illness apparently incurred as a result of giving a lecture in soaking wet clothes after walking three miles through heavy rain. His untimely death interrupted a very productive career. One wonders what marvels the world lost for lack of an umbrella.

#### Pronunciation

In English, George Boole's name is pronounced with a silent "e" to rhyme with "cool".

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Transform - Boolean: Copy

Transform - Boolean: Expression

Transform - Boolean: Logic