This article is from the sci.fractals FAQ, by Michael C. Taylor and Jean-Pierre Louvet with numerous contributions by others.
Distributed X systems:
MandelSpawn: Mandelbrot/Julia on a network
gnumandel: Mandelbrot on a network
Software for computing fractal dimension:
"Fractal Dimension Calculator" is a Macintosh program which uses the
box-counting method to compute the fractal dimension of planar
"FD3": estimates capacity, information, and correlation dimension from
a list of points. It computes log cell sizes, counts, log counts, log
of Shannon statistics based on counts, log of correlations based on
counts, two-point estimates of the dimensions at all scales examined,
and over-all least-square estimates of the dimensions.
for an enhanced Grassberger-Procaccia algorithm for correlation
A MS-DOS version of FP3 is available by request to