Julia set example

An example showing the Julia set displayed as a z-warped surface.

The Julia set is a fractal (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_set ). We display it here in a canyon-like view using mlab’s surf function: mayavi.mlab.surf().

../_images/example_julia_set.jpg

Python source code: julia_set.py

# Author: Gael Varoquaux <gael.varoquaux@normalesup.org>
# Copyright (c) 2008, Enthought, Inc.
# License: BSD Style.


from mayavi import mlab
import numpy as np

# Calculate the Julia set on a grid
x, y = np.ogrid[-1.5:0.5:500j, -1:1:500j]
z = x + 1j * y

julia = np.zeros(z.shape)

for i in range(50):
    z = z ** 2 - 0.70176 - 0.3842j
    julia += 1 / float(2 + i) * (z * np.conj(z) > 4)

# Display it
mlab.figure(size=(400, 300))
mlab.surf(julia, colormap='gist_earth', warp_scale='auto', vmax=1.5)

# A view into the "Canyon"
mlab.view(65, 27, 322, [30., -13.7,  136])
mlab.show()

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