Mandelbrot & Co. 2003a




This PocketPC application can calculate pictures of 8 different Mandelbrot/Julia type complex fractals on your PDA. Easily zoom into selected areas of the fractal. Author: Patrick Meuwissen (p_meuwissen@hotmail.com).

Main features:
  • Support for 8 complex fractal types (known from the great PC program called Fractint):
    • Barnsley J1
    • Barnsley M1
    • Julia
    • Julia4
    • Mandelbrot
    • Manowar
    • Manowar J
    • Spider
  • Support for three types of arithmetic precision:
    • Fixed point 32 bit: fully optimized StrongARM assembly code; very fast, limited zooming
    • Fixed point 64 bit: optimized C-code accelerated by StrongARM assembly code; zooming capabilities similar to floating point but significantly faster
    • Floating point: optimized C-code; deep zooming, slow calculations
  • Context-sensitive help, accessible through the Start Menu.
  • Save your favorite pictures for future recalculation, in a very compact file format called MBF. (Several sample MBF files included.)
  • Palettes (up to 256 colors) can be loaded from file. Palette files (MPF file format) come in two flavors:
    • Binary format (native); allows for compact file size
    • ASCII text format (user defined); allows users to easily create their own custom palette files. A palette save option allows these user defined palettes to be saved into the native binary format
  • Color cycling and 3D relief drawing effects.
  • Slideshow option (view your file history as a slideshow).
  • Power saving: automatically turns of the screen during calculations if the battery power is low.
  • Many new options.
  • It's still freeware! :-)

Requirements:
  • PocketPC(2002) operating system.
  • A StrongARM CPU.
  • 240×320 pixels color display, with 12/15/16 bits per pixel.
So far, the following devices have been confirmed to be supported:
  • HP iPaq 2210, 5555
  • HP Jornada 56x
  • Compaq iPAQ 363x, 365x, 376x, 397x
  • Toshiba e310, e740
  • Fujitsu/Siemens Pocket Loox
  • Casio E-200
  • Dell Axim X5
  • O2 XDA

Download:
Download the full version of Mandelbrot & Co. 2003a for FREE at CNET download.com


Screenshots:



The entire Mandelbrot set, 'Fire16' palette.

Julia.mbf demo file, 'vga256' palette.

Twister.mbf demo file, enhanced Tools menu.

Minibrot.mbf demo file, demonstrating deep zooming.

New fractal menu.

Many new options...