# Mset...

• 05-05-2002
Cheeze-It
Mset...
Will someone please explain how this equation
works? I want to write a program that displays
that pretty picture, but I'm having a hard time
understanding the equation.

Z = zē + c

So, both c and z are complex numbers. I guess
c is suppose to be the screen-coordinate.

Okay, this is all I know :). I've looked though
webpage after webpage, but a lot of them use
language that is just too confusing. I need simple
terms. What is z suppose to be? How can I put
an (x,y) position into that one c variable?

I never even heard of this equation until I started
reading an Arthur C. Clarke book (The Ghost from
the Grand Banks)... I've seen the image plenty of
times, but never gave it a second thought.

I'm not really looking for programming help with
this. I would just like an explanation of the
equation.

Thanks a lot.
• 05-05-2002
Traveller
I'm not sure if this discussion should be here, however as per putting (x,y) variables into c you defing it as a coordinate using (believe it or not) COORD and then you reference the individual parts as c.x and c.y :)