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Fractal Dimension Calculator (FDC) User Manual

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Author:Paul Bourke
Description: FDC takes a black and white image in the form of a Macintosh PICT file or clipboard contents and uses the box-counting algorithm to estimate the fractal dimension of the object represented in the image. The "object" is assumed to be the black part of the image although the program provides for image inversion (as well as outline tracing). It creates a text file containing the various box sizes and resulting counts (and their appropriate logarithm values) that a user can import (copy/paste) into a favorite graphing/analysis package for calculating the dimension from the slope. Besides miscellaneous options the user can also adjust the range of box sizes used in the computation. See also Fractal Dimension Calculator in 3D.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Graphics, Calculators, Documents/Sketches/Galleries
Math Topics: Fractals, Graphing of Data, Art

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