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Knots can be loaded from a database of more than 3,000 knots and links or sketched by hand in three dimensions. Also, knots may be constructed via the Conway notation or using the tangle calculator. A number of special knot types (torus knots, knot chains, Lissajous knots) may be created on the fly. Finally, new knots can be created from old knots by various tranformation tools. Using all these features allows the creation of quadrillions of different knots (and many more).
KnotPlot was part of my PhD thesis work in the Imager Computer Graphics Laboratory. The warmest appreciation goes to my supervisory committee Dr. Kellogg S. Booth, Dr. Jim Little, Dr. Nicholas Pippenger and Dr. Dale Rolfsen.
KnotPlot is provided by Hypnagogic Software.
A big thank you to Dale Rolfsen, Jonathan Simon, and Greg Buck for much inspiration and support, especially for getting me started on the KnotPlot project.
Initial KnotPlot development was funded in part by the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC/CS), the Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre (MAGIC), the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), and the Centre for Experimental and Constructive Mathematics (CECM). The hugest of hugs to PIMS, CECM, and UBC/CS for hosting the KnotPlot pages over all these years.
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