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


  • 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, the Wolfram Language will automatically try to pick the best method for a particular computation.


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Basic Examples  (2)

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

Solve a differential equation using an explicit RungeKutta method:

Plot the solution and its derivative:

Scope  (4)

Find a root in two dimensions using Newton's method with a trust-region step control:

This takes fewer evaluations than the default step control for this problem:

Number of steps and evaluations for an ODE using RungeKutta methods of various order:

Use of event location method using a backward differentiation formula base method:

Plot the solution up to the event :

Use of event locator with a deeply nested Method option:

Wolfram Research (1999), Method, Wolfram Language function, (updated 2007).


Wolfram Research (1999), Method, Wolfram Language function, (updated 2007).


Wolfram Language. 1999. "Method." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. Last Modified 2007.


Wolfram Language. (1999). Method. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from


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