I want to draw a mandelbrot set ..

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    I want to draw a mandelbrot set ..

    I have programmed the math before and one of my friends helped with the graphics .. so Im not familiar with what he did ..

    I have just started to program again and this is a pet project .. how do I use c to draw the mandelbrot set?

    any help appreciated al.

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    Yes, it is. It will require some kind of graphics API, though.
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    any ideas on what api???

    or suggestions?

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    OpenGL, perhaps? I don't know much about the math of it, but the simple fact that it is mathematical and not random pretty much guarantees it could be done with C.
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    how do I go about learning openGL?

    as I said before my friend did the graphics side of things so Im at a loss as to what he did ..

    we used c to do the math and he had the graphics side of things set up so we could screen capture .. was a couple of years ago and I havent the program anymore so Im starting from scratch ..

    helps keep me interested in learning c as well ..

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    Use ascii.


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    How about starting with which OS and compiler you have, then perhaps we can suggest more meaningful graphical APIs to suit you.
    Oh and be more specific that something like "windows" and "borland" - these things have versions you know.
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    I am using ..

    windows 2000 pro 5.00.2195 with service pack 4 installed

    I am using devc as the compiler

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    you started off great... what version of Dev-C++ ? (Yes it is Dev-C++ even if it does do C also.)

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    Sounds like you probably want to grab LibSDL
    In the tools menu, you can download a ready made libsdl package.

    Once you've done that, wander round http://www.libsdl.org/index.php and study some tutorials there.
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    devc version is ..

    4.9.9.2

    thanks for the help so far I appreciate it ..

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    Very nice, Quzah.

    I thought you were kidding.
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    It's not mine, just some google crap. It is kinda snazzy though.


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    is that where

    u use ascii characters to draw pictures?

    I am hoping to draw the mandelbrot set with colors .. thanks for the links they were brilliant ..

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