[R] Ryacas

From: Doran, Harold <HDoran_at_air.org>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 12:01:52 -0500

I'm tinkering around in Ryacas trying to find an easy way to get the first and second partial derivatives of mu and sigma from a normal distribution (actually a bitterly ugly likelihood but this example works for now).

I've done all of the work in Mathematica, but I then need to manually write R code whereas I think Ryacas will give me the expression such that I can export for Tex and produce code I can use for a function. Is there a way I can use Ryacas with built in functions, like dnorm?

For example, I can define the normal and then use the D function as:

ndist<-expression( (1/(s*sqrt(2*pi))) * exp(- ((x-u)^2/(2*s^2)))) D(ndist, "u")

But, I don't see in the vignette a way to use dnorm?

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