dbeads command

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dbeads command

Postby KnotGeniuses on Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:39 pm

Does the dbeads command preserve crossings?
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Re: dbeads command

Postby rob on Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:59 pm

hi

not sure what you mean by "preserve crossings". it does not preserve knot type. it usually does, but you have to be careful.

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Re: dbeads command

Postby KnotGeniuses on Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:22 am

Yes, by preserve crossings, we meant to preserve the knot type. We had tried multiple examples and it seemed to do so, but we wanted to be sure. Thanks for the input!
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Re: dbeads command

Postby rob on Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:00 pm

hi

if dbeads is given a reasonable number not too different from the number of beads currently in the knot, then it most likely will maintain knot type. if the number is too small, then at some point the knot type will change.

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