SetOptions

SetOptions[s,name1value1,name2value2,]

sets the specified default options for a symbol s.

SetOptions[stream,] or SetOptions["name",]

sets options associated with a particular stream.

SetOptions[object,]

sets options associated with an external object such as a NotebookObject.

Details

Examples

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Basic Examples  (2)

Reset the default precision for HilbertMatrix:

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Now HilbertMatrix uses machine numbers by default:

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A specific option setting overrides the new default:

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Restore the system default:

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Change the style for plots to use dashed curves:

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Restore the system default:

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Possible Issues  (1)

See Also

Options  CurrentValue

Tutorials

Introduced in 1988
(1.0)
| Updated in 2012
(9.0)