Blended Value 

Alternate Mapping: Blended ValueThe Fractal Science Kit fractal generator Alternate Mapping Blended Value returns the blended value over all points P in each orbit. A shape transformation is applied to each orbit point at the beginning of each iteration. See also: The Blended Value properties pages are:
The Properties page supports several properties to control the results.
General OptionsThe Value property controls which values to process. Value is one of:
Magnitude is given by the Magnitude property on the Mandelbrot / Julia / Newton page. Orbit Transformation is defined by the Orbit Transformation page. Triangle Metric is defined by the Triangle Metric page. Like P, the Previous Point and the Second Previous Point are based on the selected Value. For example, if Value is Triangle Metric, P is the Triangle Metric point and the Previous Point is the previous Triangle Metric point. Variation is one of:
Variation sets the wave/bounce transformation applied to the value. The amplitude/frequency of the wave/bounce are given by the Amplitude and Frequency properties. Both properties can be positive or negative but not 0. Index Map controls the value of the alternate point's Index. Shape OptionsThe Shape Options section allows you to control the shape transformation applied to each orbit point at the beginning of each iteration. Shape defines the shape associated with the shape transformation applied to the value. If Solid is checked, the shape transformation is based on a solid shape. Otherwise, the transformation is based on the border of the shape. Radius defines the radius of the shape and is only important if the shape is not solid. Blend OptionsThe Blend Options section controls the strategy employed to blend the set of orbit point values into a single value. Blend can be one of the following values:
The simplest (and default) Blend is Minimum. This uses the minimum value of all the orbit points. Sum and Product simply return the sum and product of the values, respectively. The Power Mean, Lehmer Mean, and Generalized Mean settings return the named mean. Variance returns the variance. The symbol R in some of the names above indicates the blend algorithm requires an argument which is given by Blend Arg (R). If Blend Delta is checked, the blend is applied to the absolute value of the difference between each point and its predecessor. For details about Power Mean, Lehmer Mean, or the Generalized Mean, see the following: Eric W. Weisstein. "Power Mean." From MathWorldA Wolfram Web Resource.
Eric W. Weisstein. "Lehmer Mean." From MathWorldA Wolfram Web Resource.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Orbit GenerationThe Orbit Generation section defines 3 properties: Min Dwell, Max Dwell, and Mod Dwell. These values control the set of orbit points that are considered when processing the orbit. Min Dwell is the 1^{st} dwell to check. Max Dwell is the last dwell to check. Mod Dwell  1 is the number of dwells to skip between checks. That is, a dwell is processed if the dwell is between MinDwell and MaxDwell inclusive, and (dwell  MinDwell) % ModDwell = 0. 
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