## DIY Fractals: Exploring the Mandelbrot Set on a Personal Computer

A 1985 column in *Scientific American* showed how simple computer programs could be used to view fractal pioneer Benoit Mandelbrot's eponymous set

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A 1985 column in *Scientific American* showed how simple computer programs could be used to view fractal pioneer Benoit Mandelbrot's eponymous set

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