Irreducible Gaussian Fractions

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An irreducible fraction is a fraction such that and have no common factor. This definition applies to ratios of ordinary integers as well as to Gaussian integers, which are of the form a+b i, where a and b are integers and . By rationalizing the denominator, such complex fractions can be put in the form , where and are real fractions; are the numbers plotted.
Heavily based on code by Michael Trott in The Mathematica GuideBook for Graphics New York: Springer-Verlag, 2004.
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