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Fractals Programming Tutorial

  1. Mar 29, 2012 #1
    I want good tutorial on programming fractals using computer languages like C++,Java,Python,C#,Perl,Delphi,OpenGL.
    I want to program various fractals using any above languages for that I need some tutorial.
    Please suggest me some of the resources which are useful.
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  3. Mar 29, 2012 #2
    This might be a good place to start. I'm not sure why you ask, though. There's plenty to be found about it on the internet.
  4. Mar 30, 2012 #3
    Thanks Hobin, is that above program was compile in C++.
    I want to post fractal calculating program on webpage with the help of Java or any other languages, how to do that.
    Also fractals can be calculated by using OpenGL but my computer doesn't have good GPU.
    Any other option can you suggest.
  5. Mar 30, 2012 #4
    You'd have to learn to either code a Java applet or use some sort of scripting on your webpage. A Java applet is probably easiest.

    Then don't use your GPU. :smile: Though this might make things a bit more complicated. Are you an experienced programmer?
  6. Mar 30, 2012 #5
    I am a high school student and an intermediate program.
    The link which you post for fractal programming which compiler was used.
  7. Mar 30, 2012 #6
    I don't know, as it's not on the page. It shouldn't matter, though. I've gone through the code, and there is nothing nonstandard about it. It does not, however, give you a whole C/C++ program to just copy and run. You might want to learn a little more about the language itself before trying these examples.
  8. Mar 30, 2012 #7
    I copy n pasted the program code but it shows error. I am using Dev C++ 5.0
  9. Mar 30, 2012 #8
    Yes, that's because you can't copy and paste it, because it's not a program. It doesn't provide the C/C++ barebones your compiler requires. Like I said, if you just want to copy, paste and run such an application, try to learn a little more about the language first. :smile:
  10. Mar 30, 2012 #9
    That tutorial is the one I've been using to learn about drawing the Mandelbrot set, it's very helpful, but you must adapt the algorithm to your language of choice, and you'll need to figure out how to use whatever 2d library you are using. OpenGL is fine, I made one in C using OpenGL. The fractal rendering speed is more dependant on the algorithm you use than it is on your graphics hardware.

    There are much easier programs to write while you are still learning the basics of programming.
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