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Re: Hypergeometric


means the derivative with respect to the first argument; so

D[Hypergeometric1F1[a,b,x],a]  will produce this result.  This is the
standard notation for derivatives of multivariate functions.  The second
derivative WRT b would produce "(0,2,0)", and so on.


Kevin J. McCann
Johns Hopkins University APL

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> I know what a hypergeometric function is, like the function
> hypergeometric1F1[a,b,x] in Mathematica. But what does
> Mathematica mean by
> hypergeometric1F1^(1,0,0)[a,b,x]  ?
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