6 of the Best Free Linux Fractal Tools
A fractal is a geometric shape or quantity which displays
self-similarity and non-integer dimension. The property of
self-similarity applies where a self-similar object is exactly
or approximately similar to a part of itself. If you zoom in
on any part of a fractal, you find the same amount of detail as before.
It does not simplify.
There are many mathematical structures that are fractals
including the Koch snowflake, Peano curve, Sierpinski
triangle, Lorenz attractor, and the Mandelbrot set. Fractals
also describe many real-world objects, such as crystals, mountain
ranges, clouds, river networks, blood vessels, turbulence, and
coastlines, that do not correspond to simple geometric shapes.
Fractals are rooted in chaos theory, and because of their
nature they are perfect for organic looking artwork and landscapes.
Fractal-generating software is any computer program that
generates images of fractals. Linux has a good selection of fractal
software to choose from.
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is
available, we have compiled a list of 6 absorbing fractal tools.
Hopefully, there will be something of interest here for anyone
who wants to create their own unique images from computer generated
Now, let's explore the 6 fractal tools at hand.
For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description
with an in-depth analysis of its features, screenshots, together with
links to relevant resources and reviews.
inter-relational Mandelbrot and Julia set generator
terrain generator using fractal formulae
||Real-time interactive fractal zoomer
||Draws Mandelbrot and Julia fractals
showing collective dream of sleeping computers
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