[R] numerical derivative R help

Setlhare Lekgatlhamang SetlhareL at bob.bw
Wed Jul 7 14:19:54 CEST 2010

Which package are you using?

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I fit my CDF to sum of exponentials and now I want to take the numerical
derivative of this function to obtain probability density.I will really
appreciate your help reagrding the error messages I am getting which I


> fitterma <- function(xtime) {

a <- -0.09144115

b <- -0.01335756

c <- -2.368057

d <- -0.00600052



> numericDeriv(fitterma,"xtime")

*Error in numericDeriv(fitterma, "xtime") : *

*  cannot coerce type 'closure' to vector of type 'double'*




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