Every so often, I find doing some ‘recreation mathematics’ a weird type of fun. I know there are better things to spend my brain power on, so I try to limit such projects. All of these projects are based on L-systems (or Lindenmayer systems) for a few reasons including: 1) they are fairly easy to implement; 2) it’s good …

I have to admit that I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Koch curve and/or snowflake object. Perhaps they were too simple, since they are located at the front of a fractal book and the cool stuff is usually located towards the back. Being winter I thought that this project was an appropriate way to …

Recently I completed a small project related to the Hilbert curve. So I have been a bit interested in space filling curves since then. Hence I decided to create implementations of three of the more famous ones out there, that is the Sierpinski curve, the Sierpinski arrowhead curve, and the Gosper curve. I am really …

A while ago the plan was to have at least 12 postscript based fractals so I could make some type of calendar; that is decorate each month with a different fractal image. Now I’m not sure what to think about the idea, a bit of a waste of time during covid, or an attempt at …

Basically, this is a quick summary of key information/knowledge with EPS (encapsulated postscript files). This project is more for myself but if someone else out there finds this useful that’s great as well. I am just trying make sure that I don’t lose any information, so it is being put here so I can reference …

To continue on with the other fractals in postscript I have chosen to work on the Apollonian Gasket. It consists of a set of circles where a circle is tangent to three other circles. Descartes Theorem Starting with three tangent circles, two other tangent circles can be calculated using Descartes’ theorem, that is: Where are …

After I made my Sierpinski triangle and square fractals, I started googling and noticed that they belonged to the family of n-flake objects. I became a bit curious and had to make a few of them myself. And of course I used postscript to try to keep an obscure/archaic language alive for another day. The …

This is a silly fun thing to do on a rainy day. Postscript is a language that might not be in fashion anymore. Perhaps it might be because it is a bit backwards since it is a stack-based language and was designed to be used by machines (that is printers) rather than people. It is …