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Derivatives


is an option to MiniMaxApproximation and GeneralMiniMaxApproximation that specifies an expression that evaluates to a list containing the function and its first two derivatives.

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  • To use , you first need to load the Function Approximations Package using Needs["FunctionApproximations`"].
  • With the default setting Derivatives->Automatic, MiniMaxApproximation and GeneralMiniMaxApproximation compute derivatives using D.
  • The option is useful when the Wolfram Language is unable to compute derivatives analytically, or when evaluating the function and its derivatives is computationally expensive, yet involves a significant amount of redundancy.