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Given a knot in $\mathbb{R^{3}}$ can we find a piecewise-linear diagram of it wich is minimal (has a minimal number of verticies)?

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stick numberof a knot: "Which knots' stick numbers are twice their crossing numbers?" mathoverflow.net/questions/39870 , "Lattice Stick Number vs. Stick Number of Knot" mathoverflow.net/questions/28241 , or check out the "stick-knots" MO tag. – Joseph O'Rourke Jun 23 '12 at 17:24