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Lindenmayer systems (or L-Systems) are a way of modelling plants and other biological organisms using mathematics and simple language tools.
http://algorithmicbotany.org/
The definitive resource for L-Systems, this University of Calgary site is maintained by Lindenmayers collaborators. It contains many articles, and a full-length copy of 'The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants'.
http://ldc.usb.ve/~gabro/lsys/lsys.html
An introduction by Gabriela Ochoa, currently at the University of Stirling.
http://pages.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/~jacob/Publications/Publications.html
A collection of papers related to using Mathematica to generate L-Systems.
http://classes.yale.edu/fractals/IntroToFrac/InitGen/LSystems/LSystems.html
Introduction to L-systems by Michael Frame at Yale University. Includes background information.
http://www.digitalpoiesis.org/
Generative art tools that create complex 2D and 3D objects breeding LSystems, Cellular Automata, and Shape Grammars. Freeware by Umberto Roncoroni.
http://www.math.okstate.edu/mathdept/dynamics/lecnotes/node12.html#SECTION00040000000000000000
A guide to the theory behind L-Systems.
http://vlab.infotech.monash.edu.au/tutorials/l-systems/
A mathematical introduction to how L-Systems work.
http://laurenslapre.nl/lapre_004.htm
Windows software and some information on LSystems and related ideas.
http://robotics.ee.uwa.edu.au/lgrammar/
A graphics tool for Lindenmayer systems in C and Java.
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/LindenmayerSystem.html
Subject entry from Wolfram MathWorld. Includes references and downloadable Mathematica notebook.
http://www.michael-hansmeyer.com/projects/project3w.html
Architectural applications of L-systems. Includes background and methods.
http://www.alcyone.com/software/lsystem/
A simple implementation of Lindenmayer systems written in Python.
http://www.cs.rit.edu/~afb/20013/plc/slides/grammars.html
A guide to the rules of strict grammars including L-Systems.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindenmayer_system
A well rounded introduction to L-Systems.
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