Re: [R] derivatives in R

From: David Winsemius <>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 02:24:08 +0000 (UTC)

Lavan <> wrote in

> Hi, I posted this message earlier in "Rmetrics" and I don't know
> whether I posted in the wrong place, so I'm posting it again in
> Rhelp.
> I have a function in x and y and let's call it f(x,y). I need to get
> the Hessian matrix. i.e I need (d^2f/dx^2), (d^2f/dxdy),
> (d^2f/dydx), (d^2f/dy^2).I can get these using the D function. now I
> need to evaluste the hessian matrix for -5<x<5 and -2<y<2 and I also
> need to print the output.
> I tried using a for loop,but it is giving me an error.

I was wondering if the fact that you provide neither an example nor even the text of the error that could be the explanation for no response.

David Winsemius

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