Processing 001: Nabokov’s Butterfly

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An early effort with Processing: implementation of a function demonstrated by a mathematician I know online only as fadesingh, which he originally showed here (it’s a big animated gif… give it time).

Some scaling factor appears to result in a rosette where he shows a butterfly, but it’s an interesting first step none the less.

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Addendum: I’m beginning to see where my understanding of the idea behind this is faulty. More later, when I am sure of my corrections.