Strangely Attracted to Chaos
We've constructed three example programs in Java so you can get the feel of what fractals are like and do a bit of exploring. One program called Henon shows a lot about how attractors generate orbits [sets of points that appear during iteration and trap the calculation to run only within that set and produce no points outside the set]. Another grows a coral-like structure from a single origin. This uses the SloGro algorithm.
By far the most exciting of the examples is the Mandelbrot Explorer which lets you explore through the Mandelbrot set in real-time. You can pan and zoom to see unbelievable detail.
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