# New on CTAN: derivative

This package provides a set of commands that can be used to define derivatives. Each derivative comes with a great number of options that tweak the derivative’s format to your liking. The package also defines several derivatives: - \odv Ordinary derivative - \pdv Partial derivative - \fdv Functional derivative - \mdv Material derivative - \adv Average rate of change - \jdv Jacobian

The package’s Catalogue entry can be viewed at https://ctan.org/pkg/derivative The package’s files themselves can be inspected at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/derivative/

Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Petra Rübe-Pugliese

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## derivative – Nice and easy derivatives

Typesetting derivatives and differentials in a consistent way are clumsy and require care to ensure the preferred formatting. Several packages have been developed for this purpose, each with its own features and drawbacks, with the most ambitious one being diffcoeff. While this package is comparable to diffcoeff in terms of features, it takes a different approach. One difference is this package provides more options to tweak the format of the derivatives and differentials. However, the automatic calculation of the total order isn't as developed as the one in diffcoeff.

This package makes it easy to write derivatives and differentials consistently with its predefined commands. It also provides a set of commands that can define custom derivatives and differential operators. The options follow a consistent naming scheme making them easy to use and understand.

Package | derivative |

Version | 1.4 2024-02-08 |

Copyright | 2019–2024 Simon Jensen |

Maintainer | Simon Jensen |