The hfractal package

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An OpenGL fractal browser with multicore support and the capability to output high quality png images.

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Versions 0.1.0,,, 0.2.0, 0.3.0, 0.3.1,,, 0.4.1,,,,
Dependencies array, base (==4.*), colour, containers, data-accessor, data-accessor-template, gd, GLUT, OpenGL, OpenGLRaw [details]
License BSD3
Copyright 2009-2011 Chris Holdsworth
Author Chris Holdsworth <>
Maintainer Chris Holdsworth <>
Stability Experimental
Category Graphics
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Uploaded Sun Aug 7 18:10:45 UTC 2011 by ChrisHoldsworth
Downloads 2312 total (35 in the last 30 days)
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Readme for hfractal-

OpenGL Fractal renderer. Currently only renders the Mandelbrot set, but can extened to other fractals.
Doesn't play well with xmonad - use on the floating layer.

        Arrow keys   -    Movement
        +/-          -    Zoom in/out
        a/s          -    Alter colouring gradient
        f            -    Toggle colouring method
        </>          -    Decrease/increase number of iterations 
                          in escape algorithm.
        p            -    Print a hi-res image of the current location
                          in the working direction
        o            -    Print current location to console

        Left Mouse   -    Centre
        Right Mouse  -    Centre and zoom
        Mouse Wheel  -    Zoom

Can exploit multiple cores - Use hfractal [opts] +RTS -N{cores} to enable this.

On linux the following libraries may be required: [libjpeg8, libpng, libgd2-xpm-dev]
On windows the glut32.dll is required