First Mandelbrot set

The first Mandelbrot set plot was published in a paper by Brooks and Matelski in 1978. It is unclear what programming language they used, but it might have been F77.

This article has a short Fortran program trying to reproduce it:

But does not quite get it exactly. I was wondering if anybody can figure out exactly the parameters to get every star in the Mandelbrot “ascii-art” correctly.


Interesting. There is also fig. 1 probably the first plot of a Julia set, with c = 0.1+0.6i.

They thank Henry Laufer, a Princeton university mathematician, for the use of the computer.

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