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Re: Numerical Differentiation

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  • Subject: [mg4303] Re: Numerical Differentiation
  • From: Robert Knapp <rknapp>
  • Date: Tue, 9 Jul 1996 00:47:09 -0400
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Mark James wrote:
> Does anyone know of a function that calculates the derivative of
> a function (that can't be differentiated symbolically) at a given
> point by numerical means?  I can't find it as a built-in or in the
> standard packages.  Thanks.

The function ND in the package NumericalMath`NLimit does this.

I mention in passing that numerical derivatives will be computed
automatically in the next release of Mathematica.
Rob Knapp
Wolfram Research, Inc.


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