IFS Construction Kit

IFS Construction Kit can be used to design and draw fractals based on iterated function systems. See the reference section for suggestions on books and web sites that explain the mathematical theory of iterated function systems.

The program consists of three main windows. The IFS Window is where you can see and edit the code for the transformations that comprise the IFS. This window also shows the scale used in the other two windows. The Design window shows the effects of the transformations on an initial polygon. You can translate, scale, rotate, stretch, or shear transformations using the mouse, keyboard, or through a dialog box. This provides a way to define or modify transformations without having to enter the numbers in the IFS window. The Fractal window is where you draw the fractal obtained by iterating the transformations in the IFS, either by using the Random Algorithm or the Deterministic Algorithm.

This software is offered "as is" and may be freely used. Copyright is maintained by Larry Riddle. Suggestions and comments to improve the program are always welcomed. So are bug reports. If you do something interesting with this program, please let me know. The most recent version can always be found at http://ecademy.agnesscott.edu/~lriddle

The program uses the FreeImage open source image library. See http://freeimage.sourceforge.net for details. FreeImage is used under the FreeImage Public License, version 1.0. The LaVolpe Animated Image Control is used from www.planetsourcecode.com. The math expression evaluation is based on source code by Tretyakov Konstantin from FreeVBcode.com.

Larry Riddle
Department of Mathematics
Agnes Scott College
Decatur, GA 30030
LRiddle@agnesscott.edu


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