You could try it in the 1d case and know soon enough if it works.

du/dx = u, u(0) = 1.

aka GO/NOGO

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You could try it in the 1d case and know soon enough if it works.

du/dx = u, u(0) = 1.

aka GO/NOGO

du/dx = u, u(0) = 1.

aka GO/NOGO

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I'd rather not go down the ODE solving route

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The reason being?I'd rather not go down the ODE solving route

What about a home-grown solver?

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Isn't it going to be slower than an approximant? I will be calculating these derivatives in an inner loop.

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It's not a Padé approximant.Take the Pade (0,1) (or was it (1,0) ?) [$]e^x[$] approximate by [$]1+x[$] on [-1,1]I thought so...No.

1: Compute maximum error using 101 calculus

2. Compute derivative

3. GOTO 1

Gets worser and worser.

exp x = exp(x/2) / exp(-x/2) for Padé.

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ItIt's not a Padé approximant.Take the Pade (0,1) (or was it (1,0) ?) [$]e^x[$] approximate by [$]1+x[$] on [-1,1]I thought so...

1: Compute maximum error using 101 calculus

2. Compute derivative

3. GOTO 1

Gets worser and worser.

exp x = exp(x/2) / exp(-x/2) for Padé.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pad%C3%A9_table

Not sure what your above identity is telling me.

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There's no such a thing as Padé(.,0). It would kill the whole idea of the approximant. My identity was a hint how to calculate the Padé approximant of exp. Nevermind, I need to go and do something mathematically sound now.

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Read the Wiki link.

The identity is cute but far away from rational approximation (IMO). But I might be wrong.Or you.

*Feller was an ebullient man, who would rather be wrong than undecided. *

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We essentially don't agree whether the Taylor series is a Padé approximant. I think the motivation for the latter is to achieve(/extend the radius of) or accelerate the convergence of the first, hence it has the form of a quotient of two Taylor series expansions:

[$]\sum_{i=0}^M a_i x^i / ( 1 + \sum_{j=1}^N a_j x^j )[$]

Thus the Pade approximant of exp x should be derived from exp(x/2) / exp(-x/2) = T(x/2) / T(-x/2).

I think ISayMoo's could use Padé approximant to calculate exp(A), but needs to assure that the norm of A is low (e.g. by applying the Gershgorin - a.k.a. some Belarusian guy who's name I forgot - circle theorem, which we have once intensely discussed in the forum with Lovenatalya).

BTW, why do you use the word "cute" so often when we talk?

[$]\sum_{i=0}^M a_i x^i / ( 1 + \sum_{j=1}^N a_j x^j )[$]

Thus the Pade approximant of exp x should be derived from exp(x/2) / exp(-x/2) = T(x/2) / T(-x/2).

I think ISayMoo's could use Padé approximant to calculate exp(A), but needs to assure that the norm of A is low (e.g. by applying the Gershgorin - a.k.a. some Belarusian guy who's name I forgot - circle theorem, which we have once intensely discussed in the forum with Lovenatalya).

BTW, why do you use the word "cute" so often when we talk?

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This is the first time I ever used that word Cute foto.

*Thus the Pade approximant of exp x should be derived from exp(x/2) / exp(-x/2) = T(x/2) / T(-x/2).*

What's 'T'?

What's 'T'?

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It's *relatively* often then.

T is for Taylor expansion.

T is for Taylor expansion.

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What about somefing on the lines of BCH?Simple question which stumps me: I have a complex square matrix H. There are some nice methods for calculating exp(H). What about calculating the derivative of exp(H) over elements of H? To be precise: let M = exp(H). I want to calculate dM_{jk} / dH_{mn} numerically, accurately and (relatively) quickly.

https://math.stackexchange.com/question ... -of-matrix

A successful implementation would improve the code (e.g. maintainability and readability) for backpropagation etc.

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How many terms would I have to keep? I suppose I can bound it myself, but I'm lazy.

Higham's method looks v. appealing to me now.

Higham's method looks v. appealing to me now.

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Is what you call Higham's method simply a complex step derivative, which has been used by statisticians for sensitivity analysis since complex was added in the C99 standard? Who's Higham?

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*complex step derivative, which has been used by statisticians for sensitivity analysis*

Interesting. So, statisticians discovered it?

BTW Fortran has complex type forever. C99 is playing catch-up.

Interesting. So, statisticians discovered it?

BTW Fortran has complex type forever. C99 is playing catch-up.

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