# Fractals/spider

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# Algorithm

[edit | edit source]- paper by John H. Hubbard and Dierk Schleicher
^{[1]} - original paper by Yuval Fisher
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# Program

[edit | edit source]Original program Spider by Yuval Fisher:^{[3]}

- made in 1992
- written in c
- XView library - widget toolkit from Sun Microsystems
^{[4]}

Version by Claude Heiland-Allen^{[5]}

The program :

- computes the value of C at a rational external angle of M using a variant of Thurston's algorithm. In other words : computes a postcritically finite polynomials from the angles of the external rays landing at the critical point. For example, enter 1/6 and get out c = i, for the quadratic case ( notice that the dynamics of 1/6 under multiplication by 2 modulo 1 has some relationship with the orbit of i under z2+i).
- draws parameter (Mandelbrot set) and dynamical space (Julia sets) pictures using the Koebe 1/4 theorem as in The Science of Fractal Images. This part of the code was largely written by Marc Parmet,
- draws external angles on Julia sets.

"If you want to understand the relationship between the Mandelbrot set and the dynamics of Julia sets, this program is for you."

## readme

[edit | edit source]Original readme :

This directory includes souces and executable for a program which implements a version of what some people call Thurston's algorithm. The program also contains an implementation (using code written largely by Marc Parmet) of the 1/4 theorem method of drawing parameter and dynamical space images, as in The Science of Fractal Images, appendix D. It also includes a version of a paper on the subject, based on my thesis. The program is fully interactive, allowing specification of angle(s), iteration of the algorithm until it converges (to a polynomial), plotting of the Julia set for the polynomial, and plotting of the spiders (and/or external rays of the Julia sets) which are the data set used in the algorithm. There is on line help (if your keyboard has a HELP button). There is a brief step by step on line tutorial, also. The program uses the XView toolkit, under X. The program takes as input an angle (or set of angles) and gives as output a polynomial whose dynamics in the complex plane is determined by the dynamics of multiplication of the angle by the degree of the desired polynomial modulo 1. For example, suppose we choose 1/6 as an angle and wish to find a quadratic polynomial (d = 2), then 1/6 -> d*1/6 = 2*1/6 = 1/3 -> 2*2*1/6 = 2/3 -> 2*2*2*1/6 = 4/3 (modulo 1) = 1/3. It is periodic of period 2 after 1 step. Pressing the New 2 button, entering 1/6 as a fraction, and pressing the Set Repeating Expansion Button, will set up the algorithm. Pressing LIFT or Many Lifts will iterate the algorithm; The Goings On window will show the C value of the polynomial z^d + C, which will converge to C = i = sqrt(-1). The main window will show some lines, which also converge to something... p(z) = z^2 + i has the property that the critical value i has the same dynamics as 1/6, i -> p(i) = 1-i -> p(i-1) = -i -> p(-i) = 1-i. That is, it is perdiodic of period two after one step. Yuval Fisher November 17, 1992

## How to run it ?

[edit | edit source]running binary files from untrusted sources can be subject to man-in-the-middle attacks |

One way is to use a compiled binary version for i386 by Claude Heiland-Allen^{[6]}

git clone http://code.mathr.co.uk/spider.git

One need 32-bit version of XView :^{[7]}

# ubuntu sudo dpkg—add-architecture i386 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install xviewg:i386

then create a s.sh file :^{[8]}

```
#!/bin/bash
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib32:/usr/lib64:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
./s.bin -fn fixed $*
```

and run it :

./s.sh

Or one can compile program and run on Virtual Machine

# References

[edit | edit source]- ↑ The Spider Algorithm by John H. Hubbard and Dierk Schleicher
- ↑ original paper by Yuval Fisher
- ↑ Program Spider by Yuval Fisher
- ↑ XView in wikipedia
- ↑ Spider program , version by Claude Heiland-Allen
- ↑ compiled binary version for i386 by Claude Heiland-Allen
- ↑ Resurrecting Spidersv- post by Claude Heiland-Allen
- ↑ Steam: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64