We introduce a variation of the well-known Newton–Hironaka polytope for algebroid hypersurfaces. This combinatorial object is a perturbed version of the original one, parameterized by a real number . For well-chosen values of the parameter, the objects obtained are very close to the original, while at the same time presenting more (hopefully interesting) information in a way that does not depend on the choice of parameter.
"Blurred combinatorics in resolution of singularities: (A little) Beyond the characteristic polytope." Kyoto J. Math. 60 (1) 269 - 289, April 2020. https://doi.org/10.1215/21562261-2019-0037