Geometric construction of self-similar patterns

Fun with Fractals

Article from Issue 147/2013

Gnofract 4D is a different kind of graphics program that conjures up stunning graphics videos based on fractal mathematics.

Self-similarity is found in mathematics, nature, and systems, such as stock markets, network traffic, and stress fractures.

The whole of a self-similar object is similar to a part of its internal structures. Imagine, for example, our earth, which is known to be more or less round. If you were to descend to the surface from a satellite view and see that the continents, mountains, cities, and houses were all spheres, the earth would be reflected in smaller, self-similar objects. Of course, this is not the case, so you need to consider other objects on our home planet.

Buy this article as PDF

Express-Checkout as PDF
Price $2.95
(incl. VAT)

Buy Linux Magazine

Get it on Google Play

US / Canada

Get it on Google Play

UK / Australia

Related content

  • Flam3 and Fractal Fr0st

    Few fractal algorithms create as beautiful and ethereal structures as Flam3. The Fr0st GUI helps you master the complex software.

  • First KDE 4.2 Beta Emerges as Caterpillar

    KDE 4.2 Beta1 (a.k.a. "Caterpillar") provides a new user experience: messaging, wallpaper via plug-ins, and Vi input mode for KWrite and Kate.

  • Julia

    Parallel processing is indispensable today – particularly in the field of natural sciences and engineering. Normal desktop users, however, can also benefit from higher performance through parallel execution with at least four calculation cores.

  • KDE 4.3

    At the beginning of August, the KDE project released the third major update of KDE 4 – reason enough to put KDE 4.3 through its paces and study the new features.

comments powered by Disqus

Direct Download

Read full article as PDF:

Price $2.95


njobs Europe
Njobs Netherlands Njobs Deutschland Njobs United Kingdom Njobs Italia Njobs France Njobs Espana Njobs Poland
Njobs Austria Njobs Denmark Njobs Belgium Njobs Czech Republic Njobs Mexico Njobs India Njobs Colombia