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       wmMand - Dockable Mandelbrot browser


       wmMand  [-h,  --help] [-z, --zoom <factor>] [-i, --iterations <number>]
       [-l, --largesize <number>] [-d, --delayzoom <number>] [-x, -xv]


       wmMand is a dockable Mandelbrot fractal browser or explorer. The window
       initially  comes  up  with  the whole Mandelbrot set in view. The mouse
       buttons can be used to zoom into or out of the set. Use the left  mouse
       button to zoom in, and the right button to zoom out. The view window is
       recentered to a point roughly half way from the  center  to  the  point
       clicked.  You  can  also  zoom  in  and out without recentering using a

       Pressing the middle mouse button or ’b’ on the  keyboard  brings  up  a
       button  bar  that allows the user to change color tables (button ’C’ on
       the bar), change the maximum number  of  iterations  (the  button  with
       numbers  in  it), reset to initial view (button ’R’), and show a larger
       version of the image with imagemagick’s "display" or "xv" (button ’V’).
       The  ’M’  button  is  currently  unused.  When clicking on buttons that
       iterate through a range of values (such as  ’C’  and  the  "iterations"
       button),  the left button moves in one direction and the right moves in
       the other.

       When the mouse is  over  the  window,  pressing  certain  keys  on  the
       keyboard will also have some effects, as follows:

       arrow and NumberPad keys
              Move the view based on the zoom factor

       z, +, NumberPad 5
              Zoom in

       o, -, NumberPad 0
              Zoom out

       c      Cycle colour table (palette)

       v      View  large  image with ImageMagick’s "display" program (or "xv"
              if started with the -x or --xv command line option)

       r      Reset to initial view

       i      Change max iterations (double in value up to 2048, then back  to

       b      Show/hide button bar

       x      View current view with XaoS (if installed), using the size given
              by the largesize value. Note that due to rounding  off  at  high
              levels  of zoom the image displayed may be somewhat offset. Also
              differences in the palette can be striking.

       q      Attempt to "ungrab" the mouse if something bad  happens  and  it
              won’t release automatically

       A  higher  number  of  iterations  will allow you to look deeper in the
       fractal. However, if you feel yourself limited by wmMand, check out the
       ’XaoS’ program by Jan Hubicka ( Personally
       I think they complement each other nicely.


       -h, --help
              Display list of command-line options.

       -z, --zoom <factor>
              Set zoom factor. Default is 1.2.

       -i, --iterations <number>
              Set initial maximum iterations (default  256).  Possible  values
              are 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024 or 2048.

       -l, --largesize <number>
              Set  the  size  of the large image displayed. The large image is
              always square, so only one number is required. Default is 540.

       -d, --delayzoom <number>
              Set the amount of delay when autozooming. The higher the number,
              the greater the delay between updates. Default is 10.

       -x, -xv
              Use  the  program  "xv"  instead  of "display" to view the large
              fractal image.  Please note that the  resulting  image  will  be
              exactly the same either way.


       It has been known to "swallow" the pointer,and not release it. This can
       usually be rectified by pressing ’q’ or ’ESC’, or the combination CTRL-
       ALT-’/’  (the  numberpad  divide  key),  unless  that  option  has been
       disabled on your system.


       Enable ’M’ button to change fractal type.   Use  antialiasing  for  the
       large image (and maybe the small)


       Michael G. Henderson <>, 15 February 1999

       Updated by Pieter-Paul Spiertz <>, 14 April 2002

       Last updated by Chris Craig <>, 16 October 2006

                               29 September 2006                     wmMand(6)