[R-sig-Epi] How to calculate the nth derivative of a function

Greg Snow Greg.Snow at intermountainmail.org
Thu Sep 27 19:19:20 CEST 2007

You may want to look at the Ryacas package.  This uses and outside
toolset to do the work, but in this case I think that is the better

Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
Statistical Data Center
Intermountain Healthcare
greg.snow at intermountainmail.org
(801) 408-8111

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> Patricia Geli
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> Subject: [R-sig-Epi] How to calculate the nth derivative of a function
> Hi,
> I have a short question regarding derivatives of functions in 
> R. The problem is that I need the nth derivative of the 
> function, where n is around 100, and the packages I have 
> managed to find which deals with derivatives in R will only 
> take the first derivative of the function. Repeating these 
> methods a 100 times won't solve the problem either, since the 
> first derivative of a numerical function gives me a scalar as 
> output. Does anyone know how to solve this problem? I'm 
> grateful for any advice!
> Patricia
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