Robert P. Munafo, 2010 Sep 21.
FRACTINT is a popular computer program for viewing the Mandelbrot set and many other fractals. Begun in 1986 as "FRACT386" (itself a descendant of the earlier "DKMANDEL.ARC"), FRACTINT was the one of the first and remains one of the oldest examples of Free software maintained by a loose association of programmers and maintainers.
Fractint is notable for:
- using integer math for speed on non-FPU-equipped systems (a primary reason for its early success)
- having efficient high precision math capability — Fractint has been used to produce most of the deepest views.
- supporting the use of arbitrary code "kernels" for defining iteration functions and colouring schemes
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From the Mandelbrot Set Glossary and Encyclopedia, by Robert Munafo, (c) 1987-2022. Mu-ency index
This page was written in the "embarrassingly readable" markup language RHTF, and was last updated on 2010 Sep 21. s.27