Re: [R] differentiating a numeric vector

From: Spencer Graves <spencer.graves_at_pdf.com>
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2008 13:11:12 -0800

      Have you looked at the 'fda' package? It has many functions for doing what you want. A strength is that it is a companion package for two books on that and related issues, and includes script files under "~R.installation.directory\library\fda\scripts" to reproduce some of the analyses. It may include more than you want to consider, but for me, too much is usually better than nothing.

      hope this helps. 
      Spencer Graves

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Levi Waldron wrote:
> What functions exist for differentiating a numeric vector (in my case
> spectral data)? That is, experimental data without an analytical
> function. ie,
>
>
>> x <- seq(1,10,0.1)
>> y=x^3+rnorm(length(x),sd=0.01) #although the real function would be nothing simple like x^3...
>> derivy <- ....
>>
>
> I know I could just use diff(y) but it would be nice to estimate
> derivatives at the endpoints, calculate higher-order derivatives, and
> maybe have some smoothing options ie by differentiating a spline or
> something like that.
>
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