Chaos Game research

by wanliss on October 26, 2017

in Education, Science and Technology

Here is a sample paper showing some of my work in analyzing heavy-tailed distributions, with iterated function systems, and a chaos game representation.

In mathematics, the term chaos game originally referred to a method of creating a fractal, using a polygon and an initial point selected at random inside it. I have published several papers exploring this kind of fractal geometry.  The fractal is created by iteratively creating a sequence of points, starting with the initial random point, in which each point in the sequence is a given fraction of the distance between the previous point and one of the vertices of the polygon; the vertex is chosen at random in each iteration. Repeating this iterative process a large number of times, selecting the vertex at random on each iteration, and throwing out the first few points in the sequence, will often (but not always) produce a fractal shape.

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