I didn’t write this one, but I found it’s simplicity and availability so compelling, I couldn’t just not write about it.

In a reddit post from a while ago, some commenter named jfedor left the following comment:

A little known fact is that you can do the following on any standard Python installation:

from turtle import * def f(length, depth): if depth == 0: forward(length) else: f(length/3, depth-1) right(60) f(length/3, depth-1) left(120) f(length/3, depth-1) right(60) f(length/3, depth-1) f(500, 4)

If you copy paste, it’s a fractal in less than a minute. If you type it yourself, it’s still less than 10. And it’s something you can show a kid. I really liked this one.