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README for derivative package v1.4 dated 2024-02-08

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 2019-2024 Simon Jensen

This work may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the 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 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.

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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.

Version1.4 2024-02-08
LicensesThe Project Public License 1.3
Copyright2019–2024 Simon Jensen
MaintainerSimon Jensen
Contained inTeX Live as derivative
MiKTeX as derivative
TopicsExperimental 3
See alsodiffcoeff
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