PlotPoints

PlotPoints

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

Details

  • 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.

Examples

Basic Examples  (4)

Use 10 points in each direction:

MaxRecursion will cause additional sampling beyond the initial 10 points:

Use 50 points along the direction:

Use different numbers of points for different variables:

Wolfram Research (1988), PlotPoints, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/PlotPoints.html (updated 2007).

Text

Wolfram Research (1988), PlotPoints, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/PlotPoints.html (updated 2007).

BibTeX

@misc{reference.wolfram_2020_plotpoints, author="Wolfram Research", title="{PlotPoints}", year="2007", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/PlotPoints.html}", note=[Accessed: 28-February-2021 ]}

BibLaTeX

@online{reference.wolfram_2020_plotpoints, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={PlotPoints}, year={2007}, url={https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/PlotPoints.html}, note=[Accessed: 28-February-2021 ]}

CMS

Wolfram Language. 1988. "PlotPoints." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. Last Modified 2007. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/PlotPoints.html.

APA

Wolfram Language. (1988). PlotPoints. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/PlotPoints.html