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Fractal Fern

version (418 Bytes) by Brian Mearns
Compute and display a pseudo-random collectin of points resembling a fern

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Updated 16 Jan 2004

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run the script M-File as is, and it will compute a set of 10,000 points, which, when plotted as individual points, resemble a fern and a fractal.

Each point starts from a random seed, then translates once each iteration based on a probability distribution. Mess around with any of the numbers in the file to change the image (might want to keep a backup). When I get a chance, I'll post a better file with better comments and documentation. If you bug me, I'll post it faster. And if you have any ideas how to make the plot better, or any part of the file, let me know.

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Brian Mearns (2020). Fractal Fern (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (4)


Randell Espina

Saeed Attarzadeh

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R12.1
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

Inspired: Fractal Explorer, Wind Fern