XaoS is an interactive fractal zoomer. It allows the user to continuously zoom in or out of a fractal in a fluid, continuous motion. This capability makes XaoS great for exploring fractals, and it’s fun!
If you don’t know what fractals are, don’t worry. XaoS includes many animated tutorials that make learning about fractals fun and easy. These tutorials are also a great introduction to all of XaoS’s features.
XaoS can display many different fractal types, including Mandelbrot, Barnsley, Newton, Phoenix, and many more. Fractals can be rendered using various coloring methods and planes for an almost endless variety of images. XaoS also supports switching between Julia and Mandelbrot sets for each formula.
XaoS currently runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and other Unix-like systems. Older versions are available for DOS, BeoS, and more. Download a copy for your operating system today.
XaoS is free software, licensed under the GPL. It was originally written by Thomas Marsh and Jan Hubicka, and it is currently maintained by Zoltan Kovacs and J.B. Langston. Countless other improvements have been contributed by volunteers around the world. You can help improve XaoS, too.
Unfortunately, due to spam being posted on the Wiki, we have had to block automated registration of new users and remove many of the existing users.
If you would like to help maintain the XaoS web page, please let us know on the XaoS Users' Discussion Group, and we will be happy to create an account for you.
We are moving our forums and mailing lists to Google Groups. This offers a number of advantages that we hope our users will enjoy:
- Faster response times
- Complete, searchable archives
- Built-in FAQ and help pages
- Single location for all discussion to take place
- Option to participate via the web or via traditional mailing list interface
We hope you will join us on the new discussion groups at Google Groups:
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