#### NAME

ifs - generate fractals with an IFS

#### SYNOPSIS

**ifs** **-help**
or
**ifs** **[-infile** *string***]** **[-width** *integer***]** **[-height** *integer***]**
**[-border** *integer***]** **[-its** *integer***]** **[-skip** *integer***]**
**[-term** *string***]** **[-inv]** **[-mag** *integer***]**

#### DESCRIPTION

An affine fractal is computed via an Iterated Functional
System. The rules must be supplied from a file with each
line consisting of six values (A-F) such that the values
of A-D describe a 2x2 matrix (A, B; C, D), while E and F
describes a 2x1 column vector (E; F).

#### OPTIONS

**-infile** *string*
Data input file.
**-width** *integer*
Width of the plot in pixels.
**-height** *integer*
Height of the plot in pixels.
**-border** *integer*
Number of pixels in border.
**-its** *integer*
Number of iterations.
**-skip** *integer*
Number of iteration to skip.
**-term** *string*
How to plot points.
**-inv** Invert colors?
**-mag** *integer*
Magnification factor.

#### MISCELLANY

There is a shell script called 'ifscma' supplied with the
source code that has a simple interface that allows you to
reference sets of predefined rules by name. You may also
wish to see the author's book, "The Computational Beauty
of Nature," for some more examples.

#### BUGS

No sanity checks are performed to make sure that any of
the options make sense.
The maximum number of affine rules is determined by the
constant MAXRULES, which you may need to adjust under
exceptional circumstances.

#### AUTHOR

Copyright (c) 1997, Gary William Flake.
Permission granted for any use according to the standard
GNU ``copyleft'' agreement provided that the author's com-
ments are neither modified nor removed. No warranty is
given or implied.

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