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Does anyone know if there's a client or web app that generates Penrose patterns which can then be converted to a tileable rectangular background image for web site?

I found this http://stephencollins.net/penrose but I can't seem to get a rectangular shape out of it for web use. Thanks.

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I believe, since Penrose tilings are aperiodic (lacking translational symmetry), there isn't such a rectangular shape.

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That's too bad. But I can see why it's not feasible. –  Jin Oct 24 '10 at 5:00
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@Jin Then again, various lobbies and rooms across the world have been tiled with Penrose tiles. Some of these places are probably rectangular or roughly so. Also the kite and dart Penrose pattern uses rhombuses, and thus are angled such that a rectangular space could be filled (if the rules allow). –  ben May 6 at 5:49

I found this java software that exports as PNG. You cannot tile it, just use an image.

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