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This one might make a good console screensaver. It's a Mandelbrot explorer! It rotates, zooms in & out, and scrolls randomly to examine regions of the Mandelbrot set it deems "interesting." Points that escape more quickly are also represented by darker (or lighter, if you've got a dark on light console color scheme) characters. It looks pretty nice from a few feet back. For speed, the fractal iterations aren't very high, so detail falls off as we zoom in.

You can also control the size of the display with the $r and $c values at the beginning, but keep in mind this is quite a CPU hog even at 80x25! I've only tested it on Linux, but I've tried to write it so it works in Windows as well (clearing the screen with "cls").

 $r=25; $c=80;
  join""                                    ,map{$                  x=$_*$
 xr/$c;($                                   x,$y)=                 ($xc+$x
  *cos($                                   w)-$Y*               sin$w,$yc+
                                           $x*sin              ($w)+$Y*cos
  $w);$                                   e=-1;$                    a=$b=0
;($a,$b)   =($u-$v+$x,2*$a*               $b+$y)                    while(
$ u=$a*$   a)+($v=$b*$b)<4.5  &&++$e     <15;if                     (($e>$
  q&&$e<   15)||($e==$q and   rand()     <$dr))  {$q=$e;($d0,$d1)   =($x,$
  y); }                        chr(+(   32,96,+  46,45,43,58,73,37  ,36,64
 ,32)[$                        e/1.5]   );}(-$   c/2)..($c/2)-1;}   (-$r/2
 )..($     r/2)-1;select$",     $",$", 0.015;                       system
$^O=~m     ~[wW]in~x?"cls":     "clear";print                       ;$xc=(
$d0+15     *$xc)/16;$yc=($       d1+15*$yc)/                        16;$_*=
1+$z for                         $xr,$yr;$dw                     *=-1 if rand
()<0.02;                          (++$i%110                      )||($z*=-1)}
Update: I put it in pre tags since it's wider than the default code wrap setting. It's 77 chars wide. Oops, and then I fixed the broken ['s ;) .. Ok, and then I also put it in code tags in a comment, so the "download code" link would work too.


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