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fractal_concepts

Language/Type: Python recursion

 What is a fractal image? A picture of a Fractal, which is a rare bird indigenous to South America. Any picture that is generated by a computer program. A self-similar repeating graphical pattern based on mathematical functions. One that has been split into several pieces. A picture of something with crystalline structure. (order shuffled) How does recursive programming help to draw fractals? Recursion helps because loops are never allowed when drawing a fractal. Recursion is more computationally powerful than loops, making it a better choice than loops for any drawing task. Recursion uses less memory and runtime than iteration. It does not help; fractals can be drawn equally well with loops. Recursive functions are useful because they can elegantly express the self-similar recursive nature of the images. (order shuffled)

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