This project combines two important mathematical ideas- the process of 'hill-climbing' and complex numbers. Turtles move around a landscape determined by a real axis and an imaginary axis, trying to maximize the Mandelbrot set.

For detailed instructions on using the program, take a look at the info window from the Mandelbrot model.

Download the StarLogoT source code for the Mandelbrot model:
Download mandelbrot

To run this file you need StarLogoT2002 for the Macintosh.
(download StarLogoT)

Click on one of the pictures to see a quicktime movie of the model: