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The Algorithmic Beauty of Sea Shells; (3rd edition) Springer, Heidelberg, New York

The book contains a CD with the programs that allows to repeat the simulations on a PC. The parameters can be changed interactively. The source code is provided in BASIC (DOS). With compilers available on the web , the programs can be changed. In this way, new interactions can be included. Also included are simulations of more general pattern-forming situations, e.g., regeneration in hydra. Animated simulations with explanations and comparisons to the real pattern are given in html format, which can be inspected with any browser.

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