The V.I. definition goes doublepoint=overpass-underpass (or was it the other
way around? If it's 50:50, I score 0 always :-). Would it lead anywhere
to define doublepoint=overpass+underpass? (Even if it's equivalent.
As I wouldn't have to guess then :-) I ask because I hate arrows on knots.
Stoimenow tabulated values for the 3-degree V.I., but only for knots.
Has someone this data also for links? (Until 6 crossings already would be useful.)
Is this logic correct? Suppose you have a V.I. vanishing on all
knots with >=2 doublepoints. Consider a clasp consisting of 2 doublepoints.
From the definition then S^2+S^(-2)-2*S^0 = 0, where S is the usual braid
generator resp. S matrix, and thus you can deduct a skein equation from
the degree of a V.I. (and the higher the degree, the more of them).