The call syntax for this operator is the same as for

`Derivative`.The result is defined as $f'(x) = \lim_{h \to 0} \frac{f\!\left(x + h\right) - f(x)}{h}$
where the limit is taken with respect to a real variable $h$
(

`RealLimit`).Note that $x$
can be complex and that the "real derivative" can be complex-valued; the "real" qualifier just refers to the direction in which the limit is computed.

Definitions:

Fungrim symbol | Notation | Short description |
---|---|---|

RealDerivative | $\frac{d}{d x}\, f\!\left(x\right)$ | Real derivative |

Derivative | $\frac{d}{d z}\, f\!\left(z\right)$ | Derivative |

RealLimit | $\lim_{x \to a} f(x)$ | Limiting value, real variable |

Source code for this entry:

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