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# Java Source Code in Recursion: Recursive Koch SnowFlake

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Below is the free java source code of a recursive Koch Snow Flakes. Have fun with it by trying it in your java compiler and also I suggest that you study its algorithm and make other java applet applications using it as a reference. This recursive koch snow flakes program use the recursive Serpienski Gasket as its main reference as well as used the formula below in forming its source code.

Java Source Code: Recursive Koch Snow Flakes Formula:

Given the 2 Points (X1, Y1) and (X5, Y5)

------Let------

deltaX = X5 - X1,

deltaY = Y5 - Y1

X2 = x1 + deltaX / 3,

Y2 = Y1 + deltaY / 3

X3 = 0.5 * (X1 + X5) + squareRootOf(3) * (Y1 - Y5) / 6,

Y3 = 0.5 * (Y1 + Y5) + squareRootOf(3) * (X5 - X1) / 6

X4= X1 + 2 * deltaX / 3,

Y4 = Y1 + 2 * deltaY / 3

Java Source Code For Recursive Koch Snow Flakes:

Here are the Snapshots for the Sample Output of this Program.

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## Comments

Łukasz on September 25, 2015:

I'm fresh in programing and i spent couple of hours to figure out how can i make a "snowflake" without using rotate methods....

After my first fail i spent another couple fo hours to try to understand your program but i fail again.

Did you reduce every line and "rotate" in special sequence ?

Greetings ;D

Rasna Aisha (author) from Manila, Philippines on March 08, 2012:

hello nicomp,

I hope you enjoyed it...Thank you for stopping by :)

nicomp really from Ohio, USA on March 05, 2012:

Yay, now I know 3 applications for recursion: Towers of Hanoi, calculating factorials, and Koch snowflakes. Very cool. I will use this tomorrow evening in my Java class.