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  • PlotPoints is an option for plotting functions that specifies how many sample points to use.
  • The sample points are equally spaced.
  • In Plot, an adaptive procedure is used to choose more sample points.
  • With a single variable, PlotPoints -> n specifies the total number of sample points to use.
  • With two variables, PlotPoints -> n specifies that n points should be used in both and directions.
  • PlotPoints -> , specifies different numbers of sample points for the and directions.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 1.9.3Section 1.9.3.
  • See also: PlotDivision.

    Further Examples

    The first plot uses the default for PlotPoints which is .

    Evaluate the cell to see the graphic.