[ANN] Julia Set Explorer
lex at cc.gatech.edu
Tue Sep 26 00:17:21 UTC 2000
Julia Sets are a popular family of fractals to play with, and there are
tons of programs that will display Julia Sets in beautiful detail.
However, watching a screensaver that popped up on my monitor a few days
ago, I found a way to write a tool for *finding* good Julia Sets. So I
put together a tool that lets you quickly choose different parameters
for the Julia Set and get a sketch of what the Julia Set will look like.
Overall, it took an hour of hacking, an hour of UI work, and about an
hour of packaging. For such a short time spent, I don't even mind if my
advisor finds out. :) Check it out at:
Of course, the not-so-hidden agenda is to try and make standalone
programs in Squeak. At this point, I can generate for RedHat/x86,
Linux, and Windows quite quickly. Macs ought to be easy as well, except
that I can't seem to find a silly program to generate Stuffit files.
(Anyone know of such a utility that will run on Unices?)
Comments and contributions welcomed. :) As well, feel free to share
any cool Julia Sets you find.
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