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Re: Method Option

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  • Subject: [mg91030] Re: Method Option
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 03:22:45 -0400 (EDT)
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if you are lucky, than you know the methods, if you are less lucky
than you have to look into the so called "Documentation" and may be
you find a documentation for the methods. The most excellent example
is the advanced documentation for NDSolve[].

If this is not the case you can try to send some nonsense as Method
and hope you will get an error message that tell you about the allowed

If that all not works than you can ask the WRI Support or the mathgroup.


Peter Breitfeld wrote:
> A lot of build-in functions in Mathematica have the option Method. Usually
> this is mentioned in the "More Information" section of the reference
> page.
> Most of the time there is the statement Method->Automatic.
> Take for example ContourPlot:
>   "Method Automatic the method to use for refining contours"
> OK, but what other methods do I have then?
> Going to the Options-section, I would expect to find "method" and a list
> of the possible methods besides Automatic including an explanation what
> they do. But for most functions the Method option isn't listed in the
> Options section of the ref page.
> Is there a way to find out which methods are available for a particular
> function? 
> Gruss Peter

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