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Since I can see this piece being flagged for deletion, here is a pre-emptive justification. There are already articles on Fractint, Apophysis and UltraFractal. None of those articles cites any references. There is as much justification to have an article on Sterling as on these other programs. Unlike UltraFractal, Sterling2 is freeware. Published books have barely caught up with Fractint, let alone more modern fractal generators. Hence it is very difficult to find reputable references to a program such as Sterling. The idea of citations is to prevent challenges to the content of an article. But what are people going to challenge in this article, that Sterling wasn't written by Ferguson, or that there are 30, not 50 formulas? Soler97 (talk) 20:50, 22 October 2008 (UTC)
As far as I know, the only fractal generator that is mentioned in printed publications is fractint, an obsolete program. Hence I propose the following criterion for notability for fractal generators. If we enter the string "fractal program" in Google and a program is mentioned on one of the items on the first page of hits then it is "notable".