Knotscape 1.0

by Jim Hoste and Morwen Thistlethwaite
with help from Bruce Ewing, Ken Millett, Ken Stephenson and Jeff Weeks
Knotscape is an interactive program for the study of knots. Originally designed to allow easy access to the knot tables, its purpose has expanded somewhat to include computation of a variety of knot invariants. Users may enter a knot in several ways: as a braid, via Dowker/Thistlethwaite code (Gauss code), by selecting from the knot tables, or by drawing with a mouse. Once a knot has been entered Knotscape will, among other things,

The program requires Tcl 7.4, 7.5, or 7.6 / Tk 4.0, 4.1 or 4.2. Binaries of the executables are provided for the following three platforms:

Knotscape may be downloaded from Morwen Thistlethwaite's home page. Instructions for its installation will be found there, and instructions for using Knotscape are included in the package.

A preliminary version of Knotscape ported to the Mac by Adrian Sampson is now available. Click here to download.

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