In the documentation for ListPlot3D we see that there is the option Method, but which methods are avalaible? I cannot find a documentation page for it.

If that is relevant I use version 10.0

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    $\begingroup$ The suboptions inGraphics3D >> Options >> Method seems to work. There may be others. $\endgroup$
    – kglr
    Commented Sep 20, 2019 at 6:45
  • $\begingroup$ @AlexeyPopkov That question is very similar to mine, but does not really answer my question as there are no actual methods listed. $\endgroup$
    – mattiav27
    Commented Sep 23, 2019 at 5:48

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There is a closely related thread of question and discussions out there. While it doesn't give a definitive and complete answer, it does shed some light on the topic.

I tried to get Methods for ListPlot3D using one of the old functions from this thread:

getList2[name_String] := 
  Module[{options, idx, z1, z2}, options = Names[name <> "`*"];
   options = ToExpression /@ options;
   options = Flatten[Last@Reap@Do[z1 = Options[options[[i]]];
        If[z1 != {}, z2 = Cases[z1, Rule["Method", x_] :> Method -> x];
         If[Length[z2] != 0, Sow[{options[[i]], z2}]]], {i, 
         Length[options]}], 1];
   (*rest for formatting*)idx = Range[Length[options]];
   options = {#[[1]], TableForm[#[[2]]]} & /@ options;
   options = Insert[options[[#]], #, 1] & /@ idx;
   options = 
    Insert[options, {"#", "Option", "Options to this option"}, 1]];

but got an empty list in return. Although, for NDSolve it does work as expected.

Does anybody know what's up here?

  • $\begingroup$ Aw man it says I voted this down but I honestly didn’t and don’t remember even seeing this thread? So, I’m sorry! I can not undo it, SE won’t let me. I think that’s kinda lame, to be quite honest. (If you edit the answer I can undo it!) please, clarify what the output you get is when you evaluate the expression you made here? $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 21, 2019 at 7:16
  • $\begingroup$ @CATrevillian the question was recently edited, so you should be able to revert your downvote, if you’d like. $\endgroup$
    – MarcoB
    Commented Sep 23, 2019 at 3:16

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