December 2013 Archives

how I learned to plot a mandelbrot set

When I first met fractals in the school, I thought that they were if not magic, then something very close to it. The concept of a fractal dimension was something I couldn't react to logically, but only emotionally, basically, with a "wow" and nothing much else. I never tried though to write a program that plots the set, even though there plenty of examples around; a deity isn't there to be analyzed, only to be awed at.

Enter year 2013, and I find myself reading PDL mailing list where someone has post…

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