# Mandelbrot Code
# 1 Languages
The libraries below have parts implemented in C and Haskell, with varying degrees of completeness.
# 1.1 C
make -C c/lib install && make -C c/bin install
mandelbrot-numerics is most complete, with standalone programs for most functions for use from the shell, and arbitrary precision support. Includes external ray tracing with adaptive precision.
mandelbrot-symbolics is very incomplete.
# 1.2 Haskell
Most parts work with Hugs, though GHC may be more performant.
mandelbrot-prelude re-exports most of the other libraries,
so a single
import Mandelbrot.Prelude may be enough for most uses.
to get an interpreter session with everything included.
mandelbrot-symbolics is most complete. Includes conversion between angled internal addresses and external angles.
mandelbrot-numerics has no explicit use of arbitrary precision,
but can nevertheless be used with high precision numeric types
from libraries like
Misses external ray tracing so far.
# 2 Libraries
# 2.1 mandelbrot-numerics
git clone https://code.mathr.co.uk/mandelbrot-numerics.git
A library of numerical algorithms.
# 2.2 mandelbrot-graphics
git clone https://code.mathr.co.uk/mandelbrot-graphics.git
A library of graphical algorithms. No deep zoom (double precision only).
# 2.3 mandelbrot-symbolics
git clone https://code.mathr.co.uk/mandelbrot-symbolics.git
A library of symbolic algorithms.
Mandelbrot symbolics in the browser (2016)
# 2.4 mandelbrot-text
git clone https://code.mathr.co.uk/mandelbrot-text.git
Parsing and pretty-printing (for mandelbrot-symbolics Haskell).
# 2.5 mandelbrot-prelude
git clone https://code.mathr.co.uk/mandelbrot-prelude.git
Convenience wrapper for the Haskell libraries above. See the mandelbrot-prelude page.
# 3 Applications
# 3.1 mandelbrot-perturbator
git clone https://code.mathr.co.uk/mandelbrot-perturbator.git
A Mandelbrot set explorer using GTK, with many features for annotating with (pre)periods, rays, regions, etc.
# 3.2 Fraktaler 3
Fraktaler 3 is under development. With a focus on hybrid fractals, other software may be more efficient for deep zooms of the Mandelbrot set.
# 3.3 Kalle’s Fraktaler 2 +
Kalle’s Fraktaler 2 +,
my fork of Kalle’s Fraktaler,
a fast deep zoomer for escape time fractal graphics
like the Mandelbrot set and Burning Ship,
is probably my most widely used software for fractals.
For Windows, works in Wine. For
No longer updated.
The effort required to implement the new bilinear approximation
acceleration technique for all the formulas is too large.