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This project is part of the liveProject series Six Small Algorithm Projects
prerequisites
basic Python, Jupyter Notebook, and tkinter
skills learned
using tkinter • drawing in the Canvas widget • using mouse events to let the user select part of an image
Rod Stephens
1 week · 8-10 hours per week · BEGINNER
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In this liveProject, you’ll use recursive and non-recursive algorithms to generate fractals for graphic design. Fractals are shapes that have fractional dimensions and can produce very beautiful and interesting visualizations. You’ll start by exploring recursive line-drawing fractals, move on to strange attractors, and finish up with escape-time fractals.

This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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When you start your liveProject, you get full access to the following books for 90 days.

project author

Rod Stephens
Rod Stephens started out as a mathematician, but discovered the fun of algorithms and has been programming ever since. He was a Microsoft Visual Basic Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 15 years, has spoken for user groups and conferences and has taught introductory programming courses. He has written more than 30 books including Essential Algorithms: A Practical Approach to Computer Algorithms Using Python and C#, and Beginning Software Engineering, which include material related to this series of liveProjects.

prerequisites

The liveProject is for intermediate Python programmers who know Python and the tkinter package. To begin this liveProject, you will need to be familiar with the following:


TOOLS
  • Basics of Python
  • Basics of Jupyter Notebook
  • Basics of tkinter
TECHNIQUES
  • Create a class
  • Define __init__ methods
  • Create a tkinter interface

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll scratch the surface of the fascinating world of fractals to create beautiful and otherworldly images.


  • Using tkinter
  • Drawing in the Canvas widget
  • Using mouse events to let the user select part of an image
  • Recursion

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