# Fractal Jigsaw puzzle

This is pretty, but it is not a fractal.

Actually, a fractal it is.

OOH I detect a semantic argument brewing.

What brewing? Check the linked article, I won. This ended before it could even start.

Iâ€™m not casting any judgment, just predicting a riposte.

Step 2: take it apart and reassemble it into two jigsaw puzzles. Trickier, but much lower manufacturing costs in the long run.

A fractal is infinitely complex, and cannot be made out of woodâ€¦ or even atoms. Like most things called â€śfractal,â€ť this is actually a pretty shape *inspired* by fractals. It would be cool if mathematics worked this way.

A fractal run over infinite number of iterations, yes. A fractal run over a limited number of iterations, no.

For all practical uses, this *is* a fractal. Probably even procedurally generated.

Itâ€™s like claiming that a triangle you can draw is not an ideal mathematical triangle with perfectly straight lines with zero thickness.

â€¦is not called a fractal. Itâ€™s called a shape.

Popular usage voted. It is called a fractal.

Is it a dragon curve? It certainly looks similar, but dragon curves use 90Â° rotations, donâ€™t they? Genuinely curiousâ€”is there a version constructed with 60 or 120Â° rotations?

(Itâ€™s only a matter of time before a headline includes the inevitable phrase â€ś8-bit fractalâ€ťâ€”Iâ€™ve been stockpiling bottled water and canned beans for the ensuing comment firestorm and web traffic singularity.)

The puzzle author said so in the video so I assume he knows what heâ€™s doing. I think the 90-degrees is just a usual value, not a requirement; e.g. according to wikipedia the terdragon uses 120 degrees.

Hah! I was inb4 prediction. Point deducted!

<big">Fractious Fractal Fracas!!!

NUH UH, I predicted your riposte at Dec 21, 8:48 AM, and it arrived at Dec 21, 10:34 AM. (According to the posting times provided by BBS).

This is getting meta.

You would have won â€¦ if it was a dragon curve. Wrong angles and segments sizes. Got any other links you want to try?