Symmetric Fractals

As a follow up to my post on strange attractors I’ve decided to take a look at symmetric fractals.

Hovering over the small images will bring them in focus.

The idea for these illustration is taken from te book Symmetry in Chaos. It includes the math behind them as well as a program written in BASIC to recreate the figures. I’ve created them in Python using datashader for the coloring and numba for the calculations.

Next I want to reproduce the figures from the chapter on Quilts – tilings created from symmetric icons.