Re: Best syntax for derivative

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg96427] Re: [mg96386] Best syntax for derivative*From*: "Louis A. Talman" <talmanl at mscd.edu>*Date*: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 03:44:40 -0500 (EST)*References*: <200902121141.GAA08658@smc.vnet.net>

Maybe you want Derivative[0,1,0][f][x, y, z] ??? On Feb 12, 2009, at 4:41 AM, Aaron Fude wrote: > Hi, > > Suppose I have a function of three variables > > f[x_, y_, z_]:=Sin[x y z] > > And I want to construct g[x, y, z] which is the partial derivative > of f > [] with respect to y. I do > > f[x_, y_, z_] := Sin[x y z] > g[x_, y_, z_] := D[f[x, temp, z], temp] /. temp -> y > > but I'm sure there is something better. Something along the lines of > > g = Partial[f, 2] > > Many thanks in advance. > > Aaron > > --Lou Talman Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences Metropolitan State College of Denver <http://clem.mscd.edu/%7Etalmanl>

**References**:**Best syntax for derivative***From:*Aaron Fude <aaronfude@gmail.com>