Derivatives of a function

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know how we can define the derivatives of a function in Stan? Any suggestion? I want to have \dot{F}(t) = U(T). Many thanks.


Is it that you want to enforce the constraint F’(t) = U(t)? This might be possible, but depends a lot on what you’re trying to do.

Or that you want to take a derivative of a function? Stan doesn’t do this for you (it’s autodiff stuff isn’t exposed inside the models), but you might get mileage out of a symbolic differentiation package.

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If you want to calculate the values of F from known U(t) (and initial conditions), you’re talking about solving an ordinary differential equation, look in the manual about ODE solvers.