Great Fractal Software

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

list of great software for Fractals, IFS, L-systems.

Mandelbrot and Newton fractal varieties

Mandelbrot and Newton fractal are a type of fractal that iterates a function and see if it converges.

See also: Mandelbrot Set Explained (no complex number needed)

Fractal Domain

Fractal Domain by Denis C De Mars. (2003-10,2011-02) macOS

Fractal Domain is one of the best fractal program on the Mac as of 2003. It can plot Mandelbrot and Julia sets, but also arbitrary formula for Rational, Newton, Harley types of fractals. It has a color map editor, and also parameter adjustments such as dwell value and orbit. It comes with a comprehensive documentation that explains the basic math of various fractal types and the program details. Author is Dennis C De Mars.


Gnu Xaos screenshot
Xaos screenshot macOS Windows Linux

Xaos is a real-time fractal zoomer.

Fractal curves and L-Systems

flowsnake plant cantor
Gosper's flowsnake, Plant, Cantor's plane-filling curve, modeled thru L-Systems

L-system is a string-rewriting system that can model recursive processes such as recursive geometric transformation.

Math Software

Curves and Surfaces
curved space mac-s245x256
3D Geometry
GeoGebra screenshot-s274x228
Plane Geometry
magictile roice nelson 2018 47274-s250
girih tiling app 6792f-s316x198
xaos screen-s271x231
Dynamical Systems
Hexagonal Generative Art by Charlotte Dann 52463-s344x181
Cellular Automata
chinese checkers 7889e-s315x198
Math Board Game
peg solitaire puzzle 42044-s296x211
Kawai MP9000 piano dodecahedron-s289x217
Magic Polyhedrons
Math Software for Programers
Old Math Software