# Directory `macros/latex/contrib/derivative`

## README for derivative package v1.31 dated 2023-11-04

The package provides a set of commands `\NewDerivative`

, `\NewDifferential`

etc. that can be used to define a derivative or a differential operator, respectively. The package have already defined several derivatives and differentials:

`\odv`

Ordinary derivative`\pdv`

Partial derivative`\fdv`

Functional derivative`\mdv`

Material derivative`\adv`

Average rate of change`\jdv`

Jacobian`\odif`

Shorthand for ordinary derivative`\pdif`

Shorthand for partial derivative`\fdif`

Shorthand for functional derivative`\mdif`

Shorthand for material derivative or general differential operator`\adif`

Difference

### Copyright and license

Copyright 2019-2023 Simon Jensen

This work may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License, either version 1.3 of this license or (at your option) any later version. The latest version of this license is in http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt and version 1.3 or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX version 2005/12/01 or later.

This work has the LPPL maintenance status `maintained`

.

The Current Maintainer of this work is Simon Jensen. Contributors: Romain Noel

The bundle contains the files:

README.md This file. derivative.sty The package itself. derivative.pdf The package documentation in PDF format. derivative.tex The master file that produced derivative.pdf.

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (232.5k).

## 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 |

Repository | https://github.com/sjelatex/derivative |

Version | 1.31 2023-11-04 |

Licenses | The LaTeX Project Public License 1.3 |

Copyright | 2019–2023 Simon Jensen |

Maintainer | Simon Jensen |

Contained in | TeX Live as derivative MiKTeX as derivative |

Topics | Maths Experimental LaTeX3 |

See also | diffcoeff |