Small Fractal Exporer (sfe) is a simple Manderbrot set and Julia set generator. You can just click on left side of the screen (in Mandelbrot set complex plane) to choose start seed. The start seed point is value from the Mandelbrot set which is used for Julia set computation. When the point lies in the Mandelbrot set, the Julia set is connected. Otherwise, the Julia set is a Cantor dust of unconnected points. The result is a wonderful picture!
The sfe was tested under GNU/Linux in XWindow System environment and requires SDL library.
If you want to know more about fractals try links to Wikipedia:
Usage: ./sfe [options] -h --help Show this usage informations. -i --iterations Set number of computing iterations. -z --zoom Set step of zooming. -f --fullscreen Run in fullscreen. -d --driver Display graphics driver. -l --listmodes Display available display resolutions. -r --resolution Set screen resolution (see -r for available modes).
First of all, you should know if you have installed SDL development files required for compilation (in RPM like Linux distros do rpm -qa | grep SDL-devel). After donwload just unpack source package and type make. If everything is okay you will have after few seconds compiled binary file. Then type ./sfe in shell to run program. Command make install (runned as root) will copy sfe into /usr/bin directory.
sfe-0.2a-1.fc16.src.rpm (source code)
Download and install package with command: rpm -ihv sfe-0.2a-1.fc16.x86_64.rpm .