Method

Method
is an option for various algorithm-intensive functions that specifies what internal methods they should use.

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  • Typical settings include:
  • Automaticpick the method automatically
    "name"use the method with the specified name
    {"name",opt1->val1,...}use the specified method with particular options
    {"name1",Method->{"name2",...}}use a method and a submethod
    {opt1->val1,opt2->val2,...}give options for methods
  • With the default setting Method->Automatic, Mathematica will automatically try to pick the best method for a particular computation.

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Find a nonlinear fit for exponential decay using a quasi-Newton method:

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Solve a differential equation using an explicit Runge-Kutta method:

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Plot the solution and its derivative:

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