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; a023531.l -- Triangle Spiral by A023531 Turns.
; Kevin Ryde, December 2019
;
; The turn sequence of Math::PlanePath::TriangleSpiral is OEIS A240025.
; This file is a lightly massaged copy of my upload there.
; Usage: xfractint type=lsystem lfile=a023531.l lname=TriangleSpiral params=9
;
; Or interactively, the usual key "t", choose type lsystem, "F6" files,
; "F6" again the current directory, choose a023531.l, etc.
;
; "lname" can be TriangleSpiral or TriangleSpiral2 which are the
; variations below. Interactively, "t" and choose type lsystem
; (again) goes to the available L-systems in the current file.
;
; "params=9" is the expansion level (order). This is the number of
; sides in the spiral here. Interactively, key "z" changes just the
; order.
; The symbol string generated is like
;
; S F T + F F T + F F F T + F F F F T + F F F F F T +
; a(n) = 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
; n = 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 13 14
;
; F is draw forward.
; Turn a(n) is after each F, and is either "+" for a(n)=1 turn, or
; nothing for a(n)=0 which is no turn.
; T is a non-drawing symbol. It precedes each "+" and its expansion
; increases the length of the preceding run of Fs which are a(n)=0s
; and which are the preceding side.
;
; The morphism given in the comments in A023531 has 1->0,1 which here
; would be a rule like "+ = F+". But Fractint doesn't allow rewrite
; of "+", hence T before each + to achieve the same result.
TriangleSpiral {
Angle 3 ; 120 degrees
Axiom S
S = SFT+
T = FT
}
; A little variation can be made by putting the T before each run of
; Fs instead of after. The symbol string generated is then like
;
; S T F + T F F + T F F F + T F F F F + T F F F F F +
;
; T is still used to increase the length of the Fs, but the Fs following it.
; In this form, T is also at the start of the string which makes it a
; little less like the morphism 1->0,1.
TriangleSpiral2 {
Angle 3 ; 120 degrees
Axiom S
S = STF+
T = TF
}
; Local variables:
; compile-command: "xfractint type=lsystem lfile=a023531.l lname=TriangleSpiral params=9"
; End: