The FractalAsm Page by Karl Papadantonakis
Abstract. A fast, generalized fractal exploration program that lets you explore any 2D dynamical system. The above image was created in FractalAsm. Currently written definitions are Mandelbrot, Julia, Newton's method on polynomials, magnets, Henon dynamical plane; adding your own is quite simple. Your definition (written in the FractalAsm language) gets compiled into tight register code, and cached when you save it. Here is a screen snapshot from version 0.4:
New in version 0.6.6
multiple besier segments
New in version 0.6.5
save movies in QuickTime format. See Example.
overlay parameter picture and curve on movie
New in version 0.6.4
zooming of movie frames
open views faster: image can be cached in resource fork of saved file.
New in version 0.6.3
root descriptors: color external angles, and add intermediate level curve colors
selector roots: use roots in first iterate block to select other blocks
apple event messages: other programs can tell FractalAsm to open a window.
New in version 0.6
Movies!! save a sequence of images, using parameters which are points of evaluated user function.
besier curves easily entered. This makes it easy to create a movie of Julia sets from a particular blowup of the Mandelbrot set.
ParamComp directive: automatically compute parameters on Spawn/Movie/Button. For example, compute the fixed point of the Henon map whenever the parameters are changed.
you can save the view window (file format is human-readable and can be viewed in FractalAsm even for unsaved views).
New in version 0.5
tracecopy: copy trace coordinates as text
spawn: specify dynamical plane definition to accompany parameter plane definition
plot user-entered overlayed parametric curve (including trig functions)
"Edit" button selects parent configuration window and updates window bounds
More FractalAsm stuff
The Mandelbrain: A nice example of the use of FractalAsm, by John Hubbard
ReadMe file also found in the Apple Menu About command.
Definition List explaining some definitions
FAmsg, a short example (with source code) on how to have your own program send messages to FractalAsm
SaddleDrop also sends messages to FractalAsm now.
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