Fractal Popcorn


If your browser supported Java, You would see a nice fractal here.


This applet generates Clifford Pickover's fractal popcorn. This fractal is produced through the iteration of a set of functions on a starting ordered pair (x, y) and plotting the subsequent points found through the iteration process. For this particular fractal, the functions are:

xn + 1 = xn - h * sin(yn + tan(3yn))
yn + 1 = yn - h * sin(xn + tan(3xn))

For this fractal, the value of h is set at 0.05. The iterative process is applied to every tenth pixel, with each iteration being plotted. The default number of iterations is 50, but this can be changed by setting the dots parameter in a <param> tag.


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