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Re: Hypergeometric

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  • Subject: [mg20122] Re: Hypergeometric
  • From: "Kevin J. McCann" <kevin.mccann at>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Oct 1999 03:04:52 -0400
  • Organization: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD, USA
  • References: <7suvt4$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


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

Big Fish <whatafish at> wrote in message
news:7suvt4$22v at
> 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]  ?
> Much thanks.
> --
> Please kindly send a copy of your reply directly
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