FERN_OPENGL
The Barnsley Fractal Fern Using OpenGL


FERN_OPENGL, a C++ program which uses the Open GL graphics library to display the Barnsley fractal fern.

Licensing:

The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.

Languages:

FERN is available in a C version and a C++ version and a MATLAB version.

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Reference:

  1. Edward Angel,
    Interactive Computer Graphics, a Top-Down Approach with OpenGL,
    Addison-Wesley, 2000,
    ISBN: 0-201-38597-X,
    LC: T385.A514.
  2. Michael Barnsley,
    Fractals Everywhere,
    Academic Press, 1988,
    ISBN: 0120790696,
    LC: QA614.86.B37.
  3. Cleve Moler,
    Experiments with MATLAB,
    ebook: http://www.mathworks.com/moler/exm/index.html

Source Code:


Last revised on 06 March 2020.