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MaxPlotPoints

MaxPlotPoints
is an option for plotting functions like ArrayPlot and ListPlot3D that specifies the maximum number of points that will explicitly be included in the output.
  • With finite settings for MaxPlotPoints, the total number of points plotted is reduced by combining nearby points.
All the data points are used by default:
Only use 25 points for the plot:
Features can be minimized with a large dataset:
Reduce the number of points used to more easily see patterns in the data:
All the data points are used by default:
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Only use 25 points for the plot:
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Features can be minimized with a large dataset:
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Reduce the number of points used to more easily see patterns in the data:
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