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March 31st, 2009, 01:22 AM
Can somebody help my weak memory? One of the magazines (linux pro, linux journal, ...) recently had an article on a program that would allow graphics to be built up from a "script" (program?) using simple primitives. It has a CLI in linux, but a GUI in Win/Apple. The sample illustration was a sort of biological looking thing that branched and curled like a plant (or coral or??) based on recursive use of a circle primitive.

I told myself to look into this pgm a bit, but I've tossed the magazine and I can't remember the name of the package!


March 31st, 2009, 12:37 PM
You can use Python to script Gimp, but I don't know how to use it. I use the GD library for PHP (http://php.net/gd) to apply some simple effects to images, like reflections.

April 1st, 2009, 08:36 PM
It wasn't something I had come across before reading the article, so I guess that eliminates main stream appls like gimp or imagemagic or ???

Wasn't a familiar coding language either (c, php, python, etc). It had odd primitives for probabilistic branching.

Maybe I'll wake up in the middle of the night saying "that's it".

April 2nd, 2009, 03:00 PM
Found it! ContextFree in make magazine volume 17.