Wolfram Fractals Reference App

Wolfram Fractals Reference App

By Wolfram Group LLC

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2011-06-07
  • Current Version: 1.3.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 11.89 MB
  • Developer: Wolfram Group LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 3
3
From 10 Ratings

Description

Like fractals? Want to know more about them? The Wolfram Fractals Reference App is a handy reference you can take with you wherever you go. It's great whether you're covering fractals in your math course or just want to explore the beautiful shapes and structures of fractals and the math behind them. - Choose from both common fractals and more unusual types - Visualize the Sierpiński gasket, the Koch snowflake, and the Mandelbrot set, as well as over 40 other fractals - Input parameters to customize your fractal type - Learn the rules behind the fractal construction - Explore hundreds of possibilities, including line and shape replacement fractals, space-filling curves, Blancmange function, Mandelbrot and Julia sets, and 3D fractals The Wolfram Fractals Reference App is powered by the Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine and is created by Wolfram Research, makers of Mathematica—the world's leading software system for mathematical research and education. The Wolfram Fractals Reference App draws on the computational power of Wolfram|Alpha's supercomputers over a 3G, 4G, or Wi-Fi connection.

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  • Just Needs an Update

    4
    By mark4flies
    I love these course assistants by Wolfram. They are all well designed and solid nuggets of computation. I only resent that they have apparently been abandoned. I get the message that they will slow my device because they have not been updated in three years. Please make them compatible with the most recent iOS version and technology!
  • Good fractal reference app

    4
    By ShibaBoy
    Pros: Lots of fractals, good organization, Has some 3D fractals, 10+ iterations on some fractals. Cons: Could use retina display on fractal, Zooming in on the fractal and full screen view would also be nice.
  • Good reference to fractal types

    4
    By jid555
    The app is good for seeing different types of fractals, and you can view the fractals at specific iterations that you select. It would be very nice to be able to step through the iterations, but you need to go back to the drop down to select the next iteration to view. Some section on the math behind fractals would be nice also.
  • Nothing more than suggested queries for Wolfram Alpha

    2
    By sblom
    I naively expected this to be more like an interactive CDF notebook and less like a thematic bundle of Wolfram Alpha example queries. I guess I should have been able to infer from the description text where it says that it requires an Internet connection, but It didn't seem obvious to me at the time. Between (hopefully coming real soon) CDF on the iPad and opportunistic augmentation from Wolfram Alpha, Wolfram has all the pieces to make for a phenomenal interactive exploration of fractals or almost any other mathematical or scientific subject. But selling barely dressed up Wolfram Alpha sample queries makes the Alpha team look too desperate to monetize on their own while missing the even more fantastic big picture possibilities here.
  • A Missed Opportunity

    1
    By wgreenberg
    Being a longtime admirer of the absolute beauty of fractals, as well as a huge fan of Wolphram Research's revolutionary products, I'm truly amazed at the unrealized potential in this app. It is essentially just a static list of fractal-related queries for Wolfram|Alpha, and as such if your phone has a browser and/or the standalone Alpha app, you already have more than what this app provides! I expected at least a bit of local documentation on fractals, or even each fractal's MathWorld page placed alongside the Alpha result, but instead all one is given is the exact same page you might get if you query "cantor set 10 iterations". Also, it's understandable that Alpha can't be accessed while a phone is offline, but really, no offline functionality for the app at all? Very disappointing.
  • Fractals are an Incredible Adventure

    5
    By GigaPan
    Wolfram's Fractals are immensely interesting ... something akin to the symbolism of Lewis Carrol's masterpiece, Alice's Adventure in Wonderland; the app is a continual adventure of delightful discovery.

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