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Lindenmayer System

A String Rewriting system which can be used to generate Fractals with Dimension between 1 and 2. The term L-System is often used as an abbreviation.

See also Arrowhead Curve, Dragon Curve Exterior Snowflake, Fractal, Hilbert Curve, Koch Snowflake, Peano Curve, Peano-Gosper Curve, Sierpinski Curve, String Rewriting


Dickau, R. M. ``Two-dimensional L-systems.''

Prusinkiewicz, P. and Hanan, J. Lindenmayer Systems, Fractal, and Plants. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1989.

Prusinkiewicz, P. and Lindenmayer, A. The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1990.

Stevens, R. T. Fractal Programming in C. New York: Holt, 1989.

Wagon, S. ``Recursion via String Rewriting.'' §6.2 in Mathematica in Action. New York: W. H. Freeman, pp. 190-196, 1991.

© 1996-9 Eric W. Weisstein