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algorithmic modeling for Rhino

The intention of the research was to create the Mandelbrot Set by using custom ghPython component in Grasshopper.

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Comment by Birk Binnard on July 24, 2016 at 10:47pm

The code is in the ZIP file I posted earlier. It is some flavor of C, which I don't do, so I'm not sure where to look for the functional stuff.  It's been out there for a number of years though, and as I recall what the author did was take the compiled machine code that calculates the Mandelbrot equation and put it right inline with the display code. So if this is true it could be difficult to decipher.

Comment by mark zirinsky on July 24, 2016 at 10:26pm

would you care to post the code? could be an interesting basis for a texture

Comment by Birk Binnard on July 21, 2016 at 9:12am

There is freely available code for the fastest Mandelbrot generator out there at this link:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/quickman/postdownload?source=dlp

My i7 CPU calculates the whole set almost instantaneously. Quite a contrast from years ago when one generation took half a miniute.

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