This is documentation for Mathematica 3, which was
based on an earlier version of the Wolfram Language.
View current documentation (Version 11.2)
 Documentation / Mathematica / The Mathematica Book / Reference Guide / Some General Notations and Conventions  /

A.3.3 Options

Some built-in functions can take options. Each option has a name, represented as a symbol. Options are set by giving rules of the form name->value or name:>value. Such rules must appear after all the other arguments in a function. Rules for different options can be given in any order. If you do not explicitly give a rule for a particular option, a default setting for that option is used.


Operations on options.