# The first 1,701,936 knots

@article{Hoste1998TheF1, title={The first 1,701,936 knots}, author={Jimmy-John O. E. Hoste and Morwen Thistlethwaite and Jeffrey R. Weeks}, journal={The Mathematical Intelligencer}, year={1998}, volume={20}, pages={33-48} }

inc lude all pr ime knots wi th 16 or fewer crossings. This r epresen t s more than a 130-fold increase in the number of t abu la ted knots s ince the last burs t of tabula t ion tha t t ook p lace in the early 1980s. With more than 1.7 mil l ion knots now in the tables, we hope that the census will serve as a r ich source of examples and coun te rexamples and as a genera l test ing ground for our collective intuition. To this end, we have wri t ten a UNIX-based compute r p rog ram cal led…

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