The Demo Program
To experiment with the Mandelbrot set, download the Visual Studio project. I won’t discuss the code here; the source is well-commented, and you should be able to figure out what’s going on. The heart of the program is the Parameters dialog box, shown in Figure 5, where you specify the portion of the complex plane to use, the number of iterations, and whether to display color.
Figure 5 Setting parameters for Mandelbrot set generation.
Exploring fractals can be a lot of fun. I hope that this article has stirred your interest. You can find much more information on the Web and at the library.