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What I cannot create, I do not understand.” — Richard P. Feynman

Here you can find algorithms and examples of source code for drawing fractals and some techiques related with it like :

  • making images
  • numerical and symbolic computations

Multiplatform, open source and free tools are suggested.

Make a good description of programs/algorithms :

  • both formal ( strict definition ) and informal description
  • equations
  • images ( if it is possible put comment into image: EXIF, ... )
  • pseudocode
  • code in various programming languages.

The program is as good as it's documentation.

Try to separate computing parameters from creating images It can slow the program but makes it easier to understand the algorithm ).

If it is possible make one-file programs, or prcedures which can be used in other programs.




"Just keep in mind that what is obvious for you won't be necessarily obvious for the reader."   :— (cKleinhuis )  


       “It can be argued that the mathematics behind these images is even prettier than the pictures themselves.” Robert L. Devaney

Fractals made by the iterationsEdit

Iterations of real numbers : 1DEdit

Iterations of complex numbers :2DEdit

Rational mapsEdit

Chebyshev polynomialsEdit
Complex quadratic polynomialsEdit
 Dynamical plane Julia and Fatou setEdit
 Parameter plane and Mandelbrot setEdit

The BuddhabrotEdit

exponential familiesEdit

trigonometric familiesEdit

The Newton-Raphson fractalEdit

Quaternion Fractals : 3DEdit

Other fractalsEdit

Fractal software : programs and librariesEdit

Links to other fractal learning resources on the webEdit

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  1. kf-extras - git repo
  2. fractalforums : kf-extras-for-manipulating-output-from-kalles-fraktaler-2