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Statistical applications of the complex-step method of numerical differentiation

Ridout, Martin S. (2009) Statistical applications of the complex-step method of numerical differentiation. American Statistician, 63 (1). pp. 66-74. ISSN 0003-1305. (doi:10.1198/tast.2009.0013) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:24238)

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Abstract

The complex-step method is a clever way of obtaining a numerical approximation to the first derivative of a function, avoiding the round-off error that plagues standard finite difference approximations. An extension of the method allows second derivatives to be calculated with reduced round-off error. This article provides an overview of the method, discusses its practical implementation, with particular reference to R, and studies its effectiveness in several statistical examples.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1198/tast.2009.0013
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA276 Mathematical statistics
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science
Depositing User: Martin Ridout
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 13:54 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:02 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24238 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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