GNU XaoS
GNU XaoS
3.5

5.0

GNU XaoS free download for Mac

GNU XaoS

3.5
20 July 2009

Real-time fractal zoomer.

Overview

GNU XaoS is an interactive fractal zoomer. It allows the user to continuously to zoom in or out of a fractal in a fluid, continuous motion. This capability makes XaoS great for exploring fractals, and it's just plain fun!

XaoS can display many different fractal types, including Mandelbrot, Barnsley, Newton, Phoenix, and many more. Fractals can be rendered using various coloring methods and planes for an almost endless variety of images. XaoS also supports switching between Julia and Mandelbrot sets for each formula.

XaoS includes many animated tutorials that make learning about fractals fun and easy. These tutorials are also a great introduction to all of XaoS's features.

XaoS is free software, licensed under the GPL. It was originally written by Thomas Marsh and Jan Hubicka, and it is currently maintained by Zoltan Kovacs. Countless other improvements have been contributed by volunteers around the world. Because it's free software, anyone can help improve XaoS.

What's new in GNU XaoS

Version 3.5:
  • New Portuguese translation
  • Fixed crash bug when using -render command line option with user-defined formulas
  • Updated documentation to reflect support infrastructure move to Google Code and Google Groups
  • Additional fractal examples

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6 GNU XaoS Reviews

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Tice
03 June 2008

Most helpful

Easy to use and perfect to handle. Simple and good. What else can I say? Well maybe some infos about the different Fractals like Sierpinski or the Koch snowflake would be interesting for many "amateur" users who like what they see but would know a bit about it. Who is Benoit Mandelbrot? What does this formular mean? Anyway, many thanks for that flawless app.
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Version 3.4
Sanjinko
28 October 2016
XaoS 3.6 for Mac can be found on new address: http://matek.hu/xaos/doku.php
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Version 3.5
outer
13 November 2012
Under 10.8.2 Mountain Lion, this (sadly) stutters, stalls and essentially fails. At least for me.
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Version 3.5
1 answer(s)
Iturtle
Iturtle
23 February 2013
same here :(
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Syharris
03 June 2008
This thing's a total blast! Absolutely fascinating and fun, fun, fun. An esthetic epicure's delight. A big hug to the developer(s) for creating this little confection.
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Version 3.4
Lucid
03 June 2008
This is a great tool. We are just about to download the latest version and try it out. The only new feature we are interested is the deeper zooms. However, the other features look very attractive. If you like this software then consider supporting the project. The previous version were great. This looks like a great number of major improvements. Great work!
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Version 3.4
Tice
03 June 2008
Easy to use and perfect to handle. Simple and good. What else can I say? Well maybe some infos about the different Fractals like Sierpinski or the Koch snowflake would be interesting for many "amateur" users who like what they see but would know a bit about it. Who is Benoit Mandelbrot? What does this formular mean? Anyway, many thanks for that flawless app.
Like (1)
Version 3.4
Planetary-Paul
11 October 2006
I just gave it a try and I think it is wonderful! I couldn't find any Lyapunov fractals in the program, but hey, its great as it is, and free :-).
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Version 3.2.2
Free

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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