Iterations of the R5 Dragon Curve

Abstract: Various results on the R5 dragon curve, including area, boundary, enclosure sequence, centroid and moment of inertia.

A sample R5 dragon image (about 1.5 kbytes).

Read draft 6,

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 with variable quality and more to come. The LaTeX source uses PGF for pictures.

Document copyright 2014, 2015 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, and Math::Geometry::Planar (some debs in my repo). The document has self-tests with Pari/GP and my gp-inline. GP functions are extracted to a devel/r5dragon-defines.gp which is highly specific to the document but might be of interest for experimenting. (Needs GP 2.9 up for some things.)


See Math::PlanePath::R5DragonCurve for Perl code implementing curve coordinate calculations. The corresponding R5DragonCurve section of the PlanePath image gallery has some pictures.


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