Fractals: A Programmer's Approach Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B00E9W1W5W
- Publisher : Ben Trube; 1st edition (July 17, 2013)
- Publication date : July 17, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 9674 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 582 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #973,660 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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However, a lot in the book is devoted to build SVG vectorial and bitmap outputs and save them on disk wich, even if cool, is not at all what I expected from a fractals book, since I only wanted to GENERATE the fractals.
Even so, the book is long enough to explain every aspect of fractal building in a computer and the inner workings of doing so.
I would have liked some explanations on WHY do fractals appear under such conditions, but I suppose that would be the scope of another book entirely. Anyway, a little chapter with some explanations on the why and how of fractals in general terms would have made this book almost perfect. (right now, the book teachs you how to build a fractal, but not why are those fractal patterns apearing from pseudo random points for example. It neither explains what makes those specific patterns special over any other possible pattern.)
What I really liked is everything is explained in plain c code, not in math notation, wich is what I needed :)
Usually, a standard preview window or a PNG/JPG file is all that is needed in these sorts of programs, but for some reason, we have to rely on these?
Ah well, at least it's not that hard to tweak.
The author does build upon his examples, making for tons of tweakability along the way, something most books like this one do not. There's also a lot of content, making this book well worth the price.
Overall, I think this book is great for people who like programming, want to learn how fractals are generated, or who are just fractallers in general.
I don't recommend buying this if you are unfamiliar with programming and/or C++, don't have or want to give the time to copying libraries and other prerequisites into Visual Studio or a like program, or are just looking for an entertaining read on the art of coding fractal generators.
There are some great pictures at the end, though, so if you like fractals, you should check them out.
Wonder no more. If you have a little working knowledge of math and programming, Ben Trube's instructions and enthusiasm will take you the rest of the way. He walks you through each of the programs step by step, and shows you how to tailor them to your own preferences. From the Sierpinski Triangle to the Mandelbrot Set, this book has you covered.
Bonus: tons of pretty pictures!