in Microsoft Excel
in excel, has he gone mad? Well not entirely, excel may not be
the ideal way to generate fractals but it can be done as this
the spreadsheet loads you will be presented with a graph containing
a 'New Pattern' button. Every time you click on this button new
parameters will be generated and the resulting pattern displayed.
Please note that the download is 2.34mb but unpacks to a corpulent
9mb when unzipped, it requires Excel 97 upwards.
algorithm I have used here was printed in PC Plus in September
1992. It generates an attractor with a fractal structure, a sample
image is shown below.
is a short (25 sec) animated sequence of a Julia fractal. It is
best to set your media player to full screen and repeat (this
can be found on the play menu (or use ctrl-T) in Windows Media
Player). This video clip requires the DivX codec to be installed
on your computer. This, together with more information about DivX,
can be found at www.divx.com
a link to download the free DivX 'Play Bundle' can be found near
the top of this page.
Fractal Animation 1 (4.18mb)