EuroPython 2018

Recursion, Fractals, and the Python Turtle Module

Speaker(s) Hayley Denbraver

To understand recursion you must first understand recursion. Alternatively, you could come to a talk that will demonstrate the basics of recursion, using fractals drawn by the python turtle module!

What are fractals? Fractals are psychedelic designs that appear basically the same regardless of scale. They also appear all over nature–consider how a tree trunk and branches is similar in structure to branches and twigs or how a wave is made of mini waves. Best of all, fractals can be constructed using recursive functions.

What is the turtle module? It is part of the standard python library that can be used to draw amazing things and is commonly used as a tool for learning to code.

Come for the recursion, stay for the amazing fractals, and leave knowing that no turtles were harmed in the making of this talk.

This talk is suitable for all python enthusiasts. Those who love mathematics will love this talk. Advanced developers will learn more about a tool that can be used to teach people to code. There is something for everyone.

in on Wednesday 25 July at 16:05 See schedule

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