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Re: Need a means to get arguments of a function

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  • Subject: [mg18674] Re: [mg18444] Need a means to get arguments of a function
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul at>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 01:45:57 -0400
  • Organization: University of Western Australia
  • References: <7m15ik$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Patrick Reany wrote:

> -----------------------------
> I'm using version 3.0.1 to demonstrate the differentiation of composite
> functions. I need a means to get arguments to user-defined function(s)
> to demonstrate the chain rule. 

Among the Mathematica 3.0 demos, there is a "Step-by-Step
Differentiation" example which may do exactly what you want. To go
directly to this example, simple execute the following cell:

   FrontEndExecute[ FrontEnd`HelpBrowserLookup["GettingStarted", 
    "Step-by-Step Differentiation"]]


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