Various properties of finite iterations of the alternate paperfolding curve, including coordinates, boundary, area, Golay-Rudin-Shapiro sequence, twin alternate, area tree, and some fractionals.

Read draft 9,

- PDF
`alternate.pdf`

(about 1236k, 103 pages) - LaTeX source
`alternate-9.tar.gz`

(about 894k, and sig)

Also by plain HTTP or by FTP or by RSYNC. The sig file is a Gnu PG ascii armoured signature generated from my key.

"Draft" here means believed correct as far as it goes but variable quality in places and more to come. The LaTeX source uses PGF for pictures.

Document copyright 2016, 2017, 2018 Kevin Ryde. Permission is granted for anyone to make a copy for the purpose of reading it. The PDF rendition contains fonts which are Copyright American Mathematical Society and licensed under the open font license.

The source `.tar.gz`

includes various generator and development
programs which are all
GPLv3 up. They're
mostly Perl and a bit rough. Modules variously used include
`FLAT`

,
`Graph`

,
`Math::Geometry::Planar`

,
and its interface to
GPC. See
my repo for some debs. The document has self-tests
with Pari/GP and my
`gp-inline`

. GP
functions are extracted to a `devel/alternate-defines.gp`

which is
highly specific to the document but might be of interest for experimenting.
(Probably needs GP 2.9 up in places.) Some C code using the
Nauty library makes alternate
paperfolding curve graphs and trees for experimenting.

See Math::PlanePath::AlternatePaper for Perl code implementing curve coordinate calculations. The corresponding AlternatePaper section of the PlanePath image gallery has some pictures.

See
Graph::Maker::TwinAlternateAreaTree
for Perl code creating the area tree in `Graph.pm`

(or similar).

This page Copyright 2017, 2018 Kevin Ryde.