# Mandelbrot Set found as a rule for WolframModel Hypergraphs

Posted 1 year ago
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 Hi all!I'm new around here, so I apologise if my post is in the wrong place, or is irrelevant, or perhaps ignorant. I have been having a blast playing around with Wolfram Models, and today I stumbled upon an interesting set of evolutions: I wonder if anybody else has found any results like this previously. I was hoping somebody with a bit more experience could do some extra analysis on this as it does appear to exhibit some strange behaviour, for example, the entire hypergraph flips on the 8th evolution:This seems very very strange to me, as I had previously believed that the mandelbrot set could only be generated in the complex plane? This seems to suggest that a simple arbitrary rule involving simple relationships can generate something previously only found in the complex plane. Please let me know if I am way off in this, as I do not pretend to be a high-level mathematician, I am in the infancy stages of this pursuit.Some interesting discussion and other similar hypergraphs are welcomed! I really would love to see more iterations of this rule however I currently only have access to the Cloud version of the Wolfram environment, so I am limited to 9 evolutions. Looking forward to a cool chat!
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Posted 1 year ago
 Jacob:I binged some YouTubes on Mandelbrot sets and Mandelbrot-like sets when I was "guaranteed" a few months ago.If you search for Mandelbrot videos, you will find a few more examples like the one you found.
Posted 1 year ago
 Hi Jacob,In Stephen's technical introduction paper (https://www.wolframphysics.org/technical-introduction/typical-behaviors/rules-depending-on-a-single-binary-relation/) he specifically mentions this behavior:Several distinct classes of behavior are visible. Beyond simple lines, loops, trees and radial “bursts”, there are nested (“cactus-like”) graphs such as obtained from the rule {{x, y}} → {{z, z}, {x, z}, {y, z}} I ran the rule to 10 steps and it does appear to flip after step 8 back and forth.Anton
Posted 1 year ago
 Hey Anton,Thanks for the informative comment! I'll be sure to read more of the technical document as I had a hunch that this kind of pattern would very easily and naturally emerge from a repeated set replacement algorithm. But I was still surprised when I initially saw the similarities!Warm regards, Jacob