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Drawing knot on Latex [duplicate]

I want to draw some knots for my master's dissertation, but I dont want to do that by including pictures of them. Can I do this on latex? If this is possible how? If not, are there any apps which can ...
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Knot diagrams in TikZ

This question led to a new package: spath3 (Technically, this question led to a subpackage of the spath3 package; the spath3 package provides some foundations on which a TikZ library knots was ...
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Crossings not appearing for small knots drawn using TikZ

I'm trying to draw some knots with TikZ. I've got this far: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{knots} \begin{document} $\begin{tikzpicture}[domain=-2:2, scale=0.3] \begin{knot} ...
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problem with “crop circles” in tikz knot library

Using the knots library for tikz, I get very thin outlines of the circumferences of the clipping circles. How do I make them disappear? Here is a MWE: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{tikz} \...
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Draw string with linking numbers or no linking number?

How can I use LaTex (p.s. I use Mac OS 10.5.8 with TexShop 2.47) to draw strings with linking numbers or no linking numbers? If any experts know any examples below, please feel free to comment. The ...
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Is there an efficient way to draw torus knots and related ''complicated lines'' (simple shapes, but on nontrivial surfaces) in TikZ?

In the process of typing up a set of lecture notes for a course, I found myself in need of a nice picture of a torus knot, which basically comes down to drawing a very complicated line. With some ...
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What one CANNOT do with TikZ?

I am about to give a short introduction to TikZ, and I was asked to add a slide of what cannot be achieved with TikZ. So, are there certain types/categories of graphics where one should use something ...
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Tikz package. Trefoil.

How to plot a trefoil like this in Tikzpicture?
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Using TikZ, how to draw planes non simple curves (self-intersecting curves)?

I can't draw planes simple curves (other than circles or ellipses), closed as these
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Reproduce bracket polynomials

I want to reproduce the following bracket polynomials, but I'm quite clueless on how to do so. From what I've searched, people often use tikz to reproduce these knots. But how to draw knot using tikz? ...
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Drawing knots with 8 crossings and labels [closed]

So for a project, I have to draw the knot diagrams of all alternating knots with up to 8 crossings and label the regions bounded by the knots. For knots with up to 7 crossings, I used PSTricks, pst-...