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Re: Possible values for the Method option for Graphics??

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  • Subject: [mg87165] Re: Possible values for the Method option for Graphics??
  • From: antononcube <antononcube at>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 05:13:20 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <fs4rnc$p51$>

On Mar 23, 2:01 am, Szabolcs Horv=E1t <szhor... at> wrote:
> One of the very disappointing things about the documentation is that the
> possible values for certain options are very difficult to find.
> For example, takeNIntegrate.  The doc page mentions the Method option,
> but it does not say what the possible values are.

This is just incorrect. The possible values of the Method option are
listed in NIntegrate's function page.
That page has the following paragraphs:

* Possible explicit settings for the Method option include:

"GlobalAdaptive"	global adaptive integration strategy
"LocalAdaptive"	local adaptive integration strategy
"DoubleExponential"	double exponential quadrature
"MonteCarlo"	Monte Carlo integration
"AdaptiveMonteCarlo"	adaptive Monte Carlo integration
"QuasiMonteCarlo"	quasi Monte Carlo integration
"AdaptiveQuasiMonteCarlo"	adaptive quasi Monte Carlo integration

* With Method->{"strategy",Method->"rule"} or Method-
>{"strategy",Method->{Subscript[rule, 1],Subscript[rule, \
2],\[Ellipsis]}} possible strategy methods include:

"GlobalAdaptive"	subdivide based on global error estimates
"LocalAdaptive"	subdivide based only on local error estimates

* Methods used as rules include:

"CartesianRule"	multidimensional Cartesian product of rules
"ClenshawCurtisRule"	Clenshaw\[Dash]Curtis rule
"GaussKronrodRule"	Gauss points with Kronrod extension
"LobattoKronrodRule"	Gauss\[Dash]Lobatto points with Kronrod extension
"MultidimensionalRule"	multidimensional symmetric rule
"MultipanelRule"	combination of 1D rules
"NewtonCotesRule"	Newton\[Dash]Cotes rule
"TrapezoidalRule"	uniform points in one dimension

Anton Antonov,
Wolfram Research, Inc.

> Clicking the link
> just takes us to a generic information page for Method which doesn't
> even mentionNIntegrate.  It turns out that the values *are* documented
> at tutorial/NIntegrateOverview, but it is not at all obvious that one
> should look there.
> Thanks to the improved (but still not good enough) doc centre in 6.0.2 I
> noticed that Graphics has a Method option too.  What are the possible
> values and where are they documented?
> Szabolcs Horv=E1t

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