How to use KnotPlot

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m teaching a knot theory class this semester.

I’ve been playing around with KnotPlot, a powerful piece of software for drawing and working with knots. I want my students use it, but it has a somewhat unintuitive interface. So I’m trying to write up a list of easy-to-use instructions for them.

The problem is that I’m learning how to use it at the same time, so I may have missed some obvious things. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far.

KnotPlot Instructions

If you have any suggestions for what to add or changes to make, please post them in the comments or send me an email.



  1. Rob Scharein says:


    If you have questions, post it on the KnotPlot Site Bulletin Board. You will probably get a quick response.

    rob scharein

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