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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

What's New

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


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Current Version (3.x)


Downloads 8,471
Version Downloads 3,528
License Free
Date 19 Jul 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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