What Is New with Spanky
It can get confusing browsing these fractal pages in their semi-organized state, brought on by random updating. All the links can be a little overwhelming so here is an attempt to filter all the new links through this page before moving them to their appropriate index page. If you are just looking for recent developments in the Fractal Communities, then this is the page for you. Only a small set of links will be formed under each of the main catagories, keeping pointers to only recent additions here. The number of links will be kept low and reasonably up-to-date. This page will have a very simple format, within each catagory, new items will be added to the top of the list (so you can quickly see them), and the oldest will be moved to its related index page.
New Fractal Images
- Paul N. Lee maintains an enormous list of websites in the world renowned Fractal Census, where over 4,600 individuals are listed with their galleries.
- Paul N. Lee hosts the largest collection of images from several favourite fractal artists:
- A special website known as FractalForums has been the the leader for innovative images, formulas, discussions, programs, and much more since its beginning in October 2006.
- Ken Keller looks at Exploring the boundary between Creation & Discovery in A Fractal Art Gallery.
- Terry Wright has created a fractal gallery called Rooms with a View with over 1,500 fractals available for viewing, including fractals which are combined with poetry.
- Fred Mitchell has a site on Gravity Set fractals that he describes as "unique".
- Tyler MacDonald has assembled a series of fractal animations using FractInt, primarily demonstrating how pertubation could be construed as a time axis in the mandelbrot universe.
- Vicky Brago-Mitchell presents Fractal Art By Vicky.
- Giorgio Perich (from Trieste, Italy) has created a fractal gallery of some recent images created with FractInt and manipulated with The Gimp.
- Giovanni De Caro has a collection of his fractal images available at his website.
- Adam A. Brown ("Theo Strich") has a gallery of some fractal landscapes and a few rather nice 2D fractal pictures.
- Domenico Nadile (Mimmo) has a small gallery of fractals created with FractInt.
Previous and older links to fractal images may be found in the Other Images
New Interactive Fractal Servers
Previous and older links may be found in the Other Interactive Servers
New Fractal Programs
- Paul N. Lee maintains a great list of currently available Fractal Software Programs for many different platforms. Also, listed are links to source code, tutorials and other related items to fractals.
- Mike Frazier released the current version of a new Macintosh application called Fracton, which has many major features, not to mention the capability to use FractInt files.
- Jesse Dierks offers a very nice program called Mandelbulb-3D for exploring not only Mandelbulbs and Mandelboxes but many fractals with the look of 3-D. One of the best features is the ease in which one may create animated vidoes.
- Stijn Wolters has recently released Funiter 2.3.5, the latest version of the "function iteration" application, developed for educational purposes as a laboratory, generating graphs of several types for iteration of real and complex functions.
- Christian Buchner has published a little CUDA app that allows one to render amazing "plancton" like fractals in a voxel representation. Further information and the download may be found at the FractalForums website.
- rickz65 has developed a new Windows based program called ManyFractals, which claims to be among the world's fastest fractal generators, and has several unique features.
- Ramiro Pérez Clare Nash has developed a 3D Multiprocessor Fractal Engine that allows you to explore the realm of the 3D fractals within the Windows platform using Incendia.
- Paul de Leeuw has created a fractal generation program called ManPWin that runs under Windows 95, 98, ME, 2K, XP and is available from his homepage. It is a free program based loosely on FractInt but is a full 32 bit program with true colour support.
- Martin Pfingstl has released his fractal program called ChaosPro as freeware. It has many fine features including a FractInt compatible formula parser. The latest 3.2 version can be downloaded from the website.
- Paul Carlson has finally got around to releasing a fractal program called Mind-Boggling Fractals to easily recreate his fine fractal images. The program, a viewers gallery, and ordering info, can be found at the site.
- David CHARDONNET created a freeware IFS fractal program called BRAZIL, the Fractal objects generator.
- Dirk Meyer has a page for Quat - A 3D-Fractal-Generator Version 0.90 and it will run under windows, dos linux and xwindow systems. Source code is also available.
- Wolf Jung at the Institut fuer Reine und Angewandte Mathematik in Aachen Germany, has some Programs for the iteration of quadratic polynomials that he is willing to share.
- Ben Michell in Australia has created an IFS fractal generator called Ephemera. It is a free screen saver for Windows 95 and Windows NT.
- Thore Berntsen in Norway has a new version of his fractal screen saver program.
- David Sharp has created the "LMUSe" fractal music generator program for turning L-systems into midi-system music.
- Gregory Troussov at TruSoft International told me of his shareware fractal analysis program called BENOIT[tm]. It is a computer program that enables you to measure the fractal properties (fractal dimension, hurst exponent, etc.) of your data sets. It runs under win95/NT and will produce true colour images in BMP format.
- Steve Giannoni created the SA18 Chaos Engine and Screen Saver for exploring strange attractor images, and the latest version can be downloaded from his web-page.
- Paolo has written an AUTOMATIC FRACTAL MAP GENERATOR (Version 1.2) for windows. The program generates and manages map files for use with Fractal programs such as WinFract and FractInt.
- Michael Peters has updated his Webpage dedicated to the HOP 2.0 program which is a versatile and dynamic fractal generator with many types of interesting fractals. He has recently released Hop version 2.0. The site is now the official source of his fractal programs and screensavers. Keep a link to it.
- Michael Sargent has released a new fractal generation program for Windows/95 called QS Flame. It's a free-standing (and free) program that plots the beautiful attractors created by Scott Draves, which he describes as "cosmic recursive fractal flames". The program, along with my other fractal programs and an updated image gallery, is available at my Web site.
- Thaddaeus Frogley has developed PocketIFS 0.3a for the Palm Pilot pocket computer. Creates IFS / l-system fractals (trees, shells, coast lines, spirals) with ease.
- Sirotinsky A. A. and Fedorenko O. V. from Kiev, Ukraine have created Fractal Explorer for Windows 95/98. It is a freeware program to generate fractal images and animations. With FE you can generate polynomial/iteration sets (Mandelbrot/Julia/Newton-like), orbital fractals, Iterated Function System (IFS), fractal landscapes and three-dimensional "strange" attractors.
- Martin Nezadal is a co-creator of HARFA. A Harmonic and Fractal Image Analysis program that does Fractal dimension and fractal measurement calculations via box counting methods.
- Maxence Bernard informed me of a program called µFrac (pronounce myü-frak) which is a distributed fractal explorer for mobile devices (phones and PDAs).
- Jean-Luc Romano has written a simple, easy-to-use Mandelbrot/Julia fractal generator called JLRFractal. It is written in C++ using the Qt graphics libraries.
- Alex Pankratov presents a page for "Yet Another Fractal Explorer (YAFE)". It is an interactive fractal renderer for Windows and features extremely simple and intuitive user interface and is capable of producing mathematically-sound renderings.
- Robert Walker has announced two fractal programs: "Fractal Tune Smithy" and "Virtual Flower". The first is a Fractal music program and the second creates VRML based plant structures. Both are available from hist website.
- John F. Dumas presents his "Fract-O-Rama" fractal program and image site.
Previous and older links may be found in the Other Programs
New Fractal Documents
- Carl Burke has a document on Fractals and Terrain Generation.
- Prof. Vladimir Gontar with the International Group for Chaos Studies at
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev presents his homepage, with links to several papers in this field.
- Randall D. Peters, email@example.com Texas Tech University Physics Dept. presents a webpage dedicated to the study of
Nonlinearity, Chaos, and Complexity in Mechanical Systems.
- Glenn Elart firstname.lastname@example.org at Columbia has put together a useful series of web documents called
The Chaos Hypertextbook . It covers fractal related material from
Iterations, orbits, attractors, dimension, mandelbrots and Julians, to measuring chaos.
- Paul McQuaid email@example.com of Elliottwave International
sent me a short paper written by Robert R. Prechter, Jr. titled:
The Mathematical Basis of History
in which he introduces the principles of stock market trend analysis
put forth by Ralph Nelson Elliott in the 1930's. The curves are fractal in nature.
- The Community Learning Network CLN hosts a webpage dedicated
to a variety of fractal information and pointers to programs. Enjoy the
Fractals Theme page from CLN.
- Hop David firstname.lastname@example.org has an interesting spin
on some basic l-system structure by applying these techniques to the keplarian solids, creating
Keplerian Fractals. His other pages on other geometetric constructions is also quite fascinating.
- Pablo Moscato email@example.com at Caltech provides the
TSPBIB Home Page. It is a comprehensive listing of papers,
source code, preprints, technical reports, etc, available on the Internet
about the Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP) and some associated problems.
I found it interesting to see how it relates to the PEANO fractal curve.
- The Math Forum firstname.lastname@example.org maintained at Swarthmore has a great index of Fractal Resources It is a long annotated list of URL's linking to a goldmine of fractal information.
- Aaron Tyrrell email@example.com has put his
Metaculture Site online. It has over 3,000 links to
sites and books related to the applications of fractal geometry to fields in math, science, philosophy and religion.
- Wayne Hayes firstname.lastname@example.org has submitted a thesis for his Masters Sc. titled:
Efficient Shadowing of High Dimensional Chaotic Systems with the Large Astrophysical N-body Problem as an Example.
- David Clark Little has a web document available titled:
COMPOSING WITH CHAOS, which shows how concepts and mathematical models derived from the
developing field of Chaos Science can be applied to electroacoustic and instrumental composition.
- Eric W. Weisstein http://www.treasure-troves.com/author.html has a web document on the calculation of the Lyapunov Characteristic Exponent.
- Tony Roberts from the Dept Maths & Comput, University of Southern Queensland, presents a series of images and an article on lego fractals.
- Ben Tamari email@example.com has a site relating to fractals from several different perspectives at his website Chaos, Fractals and Attractors in Economics.
- Evgeny Demidov firstname.lastname@example.org presents a java-driven fractal document called The Mandelbrot and Julia sets Anatomy.
- From the list of FAQ's Frequently Asked Questions We have both the sci.fractals FAQ and the older Fractal-faq.
- Noel Giffin email@example.com has some slides and notes that he gave for an invited lecture titled An Introduction to Fractal Geometry, which he gave during the University of British Columbia, Spring 2001, semester.
- Jules Ruis Jules.Ruis@fractal.org maintains an interesting collection of Documents and Links in the Fractal Arena at his www.fractal.org website.
- Jim Harris has developed a Macromedia flash website highlighting his interests in fractal architecture.
Previous and older links may be found in the Other Documents
New Near Subject Related Material
Previous and older links may be found in the Other Near Subject Related Material
Fractal Code examples
- Doug Bristor offers code for Multi-Dimensional fractals using rotational mathematics, and code to create height maps for POV-Ray. Contains a Java package to create animation frames, and a command line interface using bash scripts to control the frame perimeters.
- Robert M. Dickau has some web-pages with some images and code examples to create Fractals with Mathematica. These pages are now kept at Swarthmore.
- John C. Hart provides some C code to view quaternion Julia sets from his home page.
- Send an email to Paul N. Lee to insert your fractal program here.