Fractals with zoom functionality in Python and Julia
Once generated you can select a section you wish to zoom to by creating a rectangle using your mouse. Once selected press the Zoom button to zoom to the selected section.
By default the application will zoom straight to the selected section. If you would like to increase or decrease the number of intermediate steps during the zoom process, simply use the + and - buttons respectively.
When I first created the application, both fractals were calculated in Python (see MandlebrotFractal.py and JuliaFractal.py) but was disappointed with the time taken to generate them. Since I'd heard Julia is fast I decided to reimplement both fractals. Whilst the code works (see Library.jl), it doesn't appear to like being called on a thread, so this has been temporarily disabled.
If you want to try using the Julia-generated fractals, set
False in Constants.py.
For Python we need the following:
pip install pygame pip install numpy pip install julia
For Julia we need to install pycall:
julia> using Pkg julia> Pkg.add("PyCall")
I also had to run the following from the Python REPL:
>>> import julia >>> julia.install()