is an option for functions such as ComplexExpand and FindDistribution that specifies what functions to attempt to generate in the output.


Basic Examples  (4)

This gives an answer in terms of Re[z] and Im[z]:

With TargetFunctions->{Abs, Arg}, the answer is given in terms of Abs[z] and Arg[z]:

Use Conjugate as a target function:

Generate data sampled from a mixture distribution:

Estimate the best distribution from this data:

With TargetFunctions->{GammaDistribution,NormalDistribution}, the answer is given in terms of gamma distributions and normal distributions:

With TargetFunctions->{GammaDistribution}, the answer is given in terms of gamma distributions:

Compare the PDFs for the three distributions:

Introduced in 1996