Here you will find a collection of knots and links, viewed from a (mostly)
mathematical perspective. Nearly all of the images here were created with
KnotPlot, an elaborate program to visualize and manipulate mathematical knots in three and four
Check out the mathematical knots
(M) page as well to see more knot pictures.
Or try some of the following examples to see some knots in a different light.
The pages marked with
have been updated or created as of May 2006. Those marked
with an M have at least one MPEG animation.
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
Using all these features allows the creation of quadrillions of different
knots (and many more).
is an OpenGL program that runs on
most types of computers. Go to the download site
for a copy.
Check out these
to see related work by other people.
If you have comments on these pages please feel free to email them to me.