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A simple Mandelbrot explorer for the terminal.

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mandelexp in action mandelexp in action


This package provides a simple Mandelbrot set widget that can be used in Textual applications, and also provides an application that can be used to explore the classic Mandelbrot set in the terminal.



The package can be installed using pipx:

$ pipx install textual-mandelbrot


The package is available via Homebrew. Use the following commands to install:

$ brew tap davep/homebrew
$ brew install textual-mandelbrot


Once installed you should be able to run the command mandelexp and the application will run.

mandelexp in action mandelexp in action


If you use mandelexp to run up the display, the following keys are available:

Keys Action
Up, w, k Move up
Shift+Up, W, K Move up slowly
Down, s, j Move down
Shift+Down, S, J Move down slowly
Left, a, h Move left
Shift+Left, A, H Move left slowly
Right, d, l Move right
Shift+Right, D, L Move right slowly
PageUp, ] Zoom in
PageDown, [ Zoom out
Ctrl+PageUp, } Zoon in deeper
Ctrl+PageDown, { Zoom out wider
*, Ctrl+Up Increase "multobrot"
/, Ctrl+Down Decrease "multibrot"
Ctrl+Shift+Up Increase "multibrot" in smaller steps
Ctrl+Shift+Down Decrease "multibrot" in smaller steps
Home Center 0,0 in the display
, Decrease iterations by 10
< Decrease iterations by 100
. Increase iterations by 10
> Increase iterations by 100
Ctrl+r Reset to initial state
Escape Quit the application
1 Colour set 1
2 Colour set 2
3 Colour set 3

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