Help for formula authors
If you are interested in writing your own formulas, you will find all information you need in the Writing formula chapter of the help file. This part of the help file is divided into four sections:
The Language section starts with a short tutorial and then discusses the various elements of the formula language and how to use them effectively.
The Formulas section documents how to create fractal formulas, coloring algorithms, and transformations, and shows how to add help and how to use various other features.
The Reference section provides complete documentation for all built-in functions, operators, predefined symbols, compiler directives, settings, errors, and warnings.
Finally, the Tips section contains hints and guidelines that will help you to write and publish formulas efficiently.
While you are working on a formula, you can easily access the documentation in the Reference section.
- Place the text cursor on the function, operator, predefined symbol, or setting that you want to know more about and press F1 or click Help on the Help menu.
This will open the help page for the symbol at the cursor position.