A classic example of a recursively-generated fractal
shape. Benoit Mandelbrot called it the
"Harter-Heighway" dragon curve and it formed the subject of one of Martin
Gardner's Mathematical Games columns in
Scientific American in 1967.1 The Dragon curve fills
out an "island" of positive area with a fractal boundary.
- Gardner, Martin. Mathematical Magic Show: More Puzzles, Games,
Diversions, Illusions and Other Mathematical Sleights-of-Mind from Scientific
American. New York: Vintage, 1978.
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