Friday, 20 February 2009

The Line Begins to Blur

The 7zip tool has a command line program to go along with the GUI integrated into Windows explorer. This is well documented here.

High performance fractal viewer written in Java - beautiful images, and good performance. Seems scalar loops in Java get good performance, and you can write a portable GUI on top and have arbitrary precision maths support from the libraries. The symmetry in chaos book describes interesting fractals. Its a sign of changing times that the example programs were written in QBasic.

Some C++ objects are non-copyable. Some patterns recur. Heh.

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