Wolfram Language & System 11.0 (2016)|Legacy Documentation

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PlotPoints

PlotPoints
is an option for plotting functions that specifies how many initial sample points to use.

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  • With a single variable, PlotPoints->n specifies the total number of initial sample points to use.
  • With more than one variable, PlotPoints->n specifies that n initial points should be used in each direction.
  • PlotPoints->{n1,n2,} specifies different numbers of initial sample points for each successive direction.
  • The initial sample points are usually equally spaced.
  • Adaptive procedures controlled by MaxRecursion are used to choose more sample points.

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Use 10 points in each direction:

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MaxRecursion will cause additional sampling beyond the initial 10 points:

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Use 50 points along the direction:

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Use different numbers of points for different variables:

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Introduced in 1988
(1.0)
| Updated in 2007
(6.0)