I integrated the Lorenz equations using the RK4 method in Python. As time increases, the curve transitions from blue to green, and the red bead moves along a (nearly) closed curve in the attractor. The Jupyter notebook in the repo below generates the images, then I used ImageMagick to convert the png files into a gif.

Can someone explain how this Lorenz equation would relate to real life? My guess is that this is a representation of what a massive body would behave like when it rotates around a binary star?

[mp4 link](https://g.redditmedia.com/e3kOlWFjv8qg590hie8v-z3qssBLSRK2LcwAA8MKZ-4.gif?fm=mp4&mp4-fragmented=false&s=0d22041b4ae042b8c4fc896357cf6d4a)

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This mp4 version is 95.41% smaller than the gif (4.55 MB vs 99.17 MB).

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I integrated the Lorenz equations using the RK4 method in Python. As time increases, the curve transitions from blue to green, and the red bead moves along a (nearly) closed curve in the attractor. The Jupyter notebook in the repo below generates the images, then I used ImageMagick to convert the png files into a gif.

Code at https://github.com/trislee/cool-notebooks/blob/master/Lorenz.ipynb

*Edited to include GitHub repo and how I created the gif from the png files*

I always get Assassin’s Creed flashbacks from this

Can someone explain how this Lorenz equation would relate to real life? My guess is that this is a representation of what a massive body would behave like when it rotates around a binary star?