a port of the Processing Visualization Language

Recursion

A demonstration of recursion, which means functions call themselves. Notice how the drawCircle() function calls itself at the end of its block. It continues to do this until the variable "level" is equal to 1.

Original Processing.org Example: Recursion

// All Examples Written by Casey Reas and Ben Fry

// unless otherwise stated.

void setup() 

{

  size(200, 200);

  noStroke();

  smooth();

  noLoop();

}



void draw() 

{

  drawCircle(126, 170, 6);

}



void drawCircle(int x, int radius, int level) 

{                    

  float tt = 126 * level/4.0;

  fill(tt);

  ellipse(x, 100, radius*2, radius*2);      

  if(level > 1) {

    level = level - 1;

    drawCircle(x - radius/2, radius/2, level);

    drawCircle(x + radius/2, radius/2, level);

  }

}
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