Computer Explorations of Fractals, Chaos,Complex Systems, and Adaptation

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 MRCM Documentation

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#### NAME

```       mrcm - generate fractals with the MRCM algorithm

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#### SYNOPSIS

```       mrcm -help
or
mrcm   [-infile string] [-width integer] [-height integer]
[-depth integer]  [-border  integer]  [-bw  double]
[-bh double] [-L] [-term string] [-inv] [-mag inte-
ger]

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#### DESCRIPTION

```       An affine fractal is computed via the  Multiple  Reduction
Copy Machine Algorithm.  The rules must be supplied from a
file with each line consisting of six  values  (A-F)  such
that the values of A-D describe a 2x2 matrix (A, B; C, D),
while E and F describes a 2x1 column vector (E; F).

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#### OPTIONS

```       -infile string
Data input file.

-width integer
Width of the plot in pixels.

-height integer
Height of the plot in pixels.

-depth integer
Depth of recursive calls.

-border integer
Number of pixels in border.

-bw double
Width of the seed box.

-bh double
Height of the seed box.

-L     Draw an 'L' in each box?

-term string
How to plot points.

-inv   Invert colors?

-mag integer
Magnification factor.

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#### MISCELLANY

```       There is a shell script called 'ifscma' supplied with  the
source code that has a simple interface that allows you to
reference sets of predefined rules by name.  You may  also

wish  to  see the author's book, "The Computational Beauty
of Nature," for some more examples.

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#### BUGS

```       No sanity checks are performed to make sure  that  any  of
the options make sense.

The  maximum  number  of affine rules is determined by the
constant MAXRULES, which you  may  need  to  adjust  under
exceptional circumstances.

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#### AUTHOR

```       Copyright (c) 1997, Gary William Flake.

Permission  granted  for any use according to the standard
GNU ``copyleft'' agreement provided that the author's com-
ments  are  neither  modified nor removed.  No warranty is
given or implied.

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