If you do not have a Javaenabled browser like Netscape
2, you cannot view this applet. If you do, then you can "play" with this
old IBM PC Basic based program. (This is based on my recollection of that
Squiral program, but since I did not have the source code, I wrote it myself
to work like I remembered the original program working. If anyone can find
the original author, I would love to give credit for their work.)
The idea is to enter three numbers which will cause rectangles to be
drawn on the screen in a spiraling pattern determined by three numbers:

an angle through which the rectangle will be rotated each time a new one
is drawn.

a decimal percentage stating how much the rectangle size should be decremented
each time through. This must be a percentage between 0.0 and 1.0.

an integer specifying how many rectangles to draw. To keep drawn rectangles
on the screen, this is limited to 2/decimal percentage.
If anyone knows who originally wrote this, please mail the name to me so
I can credit the original creator. Also, I would love to have you send
me any "interesting" combinations of angle, decrement, and iterations to
lziegler@csbsju.edu
Click
here for source code for the applet.