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Q24a: Where are fractal pictures archived?  
A24a: Fractal images (GIFs, etc.) used to be posted to;  
this newsgroup has been replaced by Pictures  
from 1990 and 1991 are available via anonymous ftp: [].  
Many Mandelbrot set images are available via anonymous ftp: [].  
Fractal images including some recent images are  
archived at []. This can also be  
accessed via WWW at .  
Some fractal images are available on the WWW at . These images are available by ftp: . Fractal animations in MPG and FLI format are  
in or .  
Another collection of fractal images is archived at []. Some fractal and  
other computer-generated images are available on the WWW at  
gopher:// .  
A collection of interesting smoke- and flame-like jpeg iterated function  
system images is available on the WWW at .  
Some images are also available from:  
An algorithmic image gallery is available on the WWW at .  
Other tutorials, resources, and galleries of images are: Fractal Gallery (J. C. Sprott) Fractal Microscope Dalhousie University Fractal Gallery "Contours of the Mind" Computer Graphics Gallery SHiKA Fractal Image
Library The San Francisco Fractal Factory. Spanky (Noel Giffin) Fractal Gallery (Frank Rousell) Fractal Animations Gallery  
(Frank Rousell)   
Stanford University Pointers The Algorithmic Image Gallery  
(Giuseppe Zito) ANU Images   
Geometry Centre at University of Minnesota Fractal Images (Art Baker) .   
Quaternion Julia Set (Pascal Massimino)   
3d Fractals (Stewart Dickson) via Fractal Gallery   
volume fg941101 (Alan Beck-Virtual Mirror) Softsource .   
Favourite Fractals (Ryan Grant) A.F.P. Fractal FTP Archive Eric Schol Mandelbrot and Julia Sets   
(David E. Joyce) Newton's method .   
Gratuitous Fractals ( Xmorphia   
Q24b: How do I view fractal pictures from  
A24b: A detailed explanation is given in the " FAQ"  
(see "pictures-FAQ"). This is posted to the pictures newsgroups and is  
available by ftp:  
In brief, there is a series of things you have to do before viewing these  
posted images. It will depend a little on the system your working with, but  
there is much in common. Some newsreaders have features to automatically  
extract and decode images ready to display ("e" in trn) but if you don't you  
can use the following manual method:  
1. Save/append all posted parts sequentially to one file.  
2. Edit this file and delete all text segments except what is between the  
BEGIN-CUT and END-CUT portions. This means that BEGIN-CUT and  
END-CUT lines will disappear as well. There will be a section to remove  
for each file segment as well as the final END-CUT line. What is left in the  
file after editing will be bizarre garbage starting with begin 660  
imagename.GIF and then about 6000 lines all starting with the letter "M"  
followed by a final "end" line. This is called a uuencoded file.  
3. You must uudecode the uuencoded file. There should be an appropriate  
utility at your site; "uudecode filename" should work under Unix. Ask a  
system person or knowledgeable programming type. It will decode the file and  
produce another file called imagename.GIF. This is the image file.  
4. You must use another utility to view these GIF images. It must be  
capable of displaying color graphic images in GIF format. (If you get a JPG  
format file, you may have to convert it to a GIF file with yet another 
utility.)  In the XWindows environment, you may be able to use "xv", 
"xview", or "xloadimage" to view GIF files. If you aren't using X, then 
you'll either have to find a comparable utility for your system or transfer 
your file to some other system. You can use a file transfer utility such 
as Kermit to transfer the binary file to an IBM-PC.  
An online resource that may be helpful is: utilities  

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