RIP Benoit Mandelbrot- time for some fractals…

Benoit Mandelbrot died yesterday at 85. He discovered the fractal that bears his name and contributed to mathematics- especially “roughness”. Here’s a TED talk he gave earlier this year: Mandelbrot TED talk
I’ve posted some code to generate Mandelbrot fractals on the Propeller here:

Parallax Forum thread on Mandelbrot

I’ve also explored fern and snowflake fractals with 12Blocks.  Both programs continually calculates new x,y coordinates according to a simple function. The result is a beautiful fern leaf!

Parallax Forum thread on Fractals