# deriv

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##### Partial differentiation of spray objects

Partial differentiation of spray objects interpreted as multivariate polynomials

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##### Usage
# S3 method for spray
deriv(expr, i , derivative = 1, ...)
aderiv(S,orders)
##### Arguments
expr

A spray object, interpreted as a multivariate polynomial

i

Dimension to differentiate with respect to

derivative

How many times to differentiate

...

Further arguments, currently ignored

S

spray object

orders

The orders of the differentials

##### Details

Function deriv.spray() is the method for generic spray(); if S is a spray object, then spray(S,i,n) returns $\partial^n S/\partial x_i^n = S^{\left(x_i,\ldots,x_i\right)}$.

Function aderiv() is the generalized derivative; if S is a spray of arity 3, then aderiv(S,c(i,j,k)) returns $\frac{\partial^{i+j+k} S}{\partial x_1^i\partial x_2^j\partial x_3^k}$.

##### Value

Both functions return a spray object.

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• deriv
• deriv.spray
##### Examples
# NOT RUN {

deriv(S,1)
deriv(S,2,2)

# differentiation is invariant under order:

# Leibniz's rule:

S1*deriv(S2,1) + deriv(S1,1)*S2 == deriv(S1*S2,1)

# Generalized Leibniz: