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CTAN update: derivative

Date: July 10, 2022 5:47:29 PM CEST
Simon Jensen submitted an update to the derivative package. Version: 1.2 2022-07-09 License: lppl1.3 Summary description: Nice and easy derivatives Announcement text:
Code clean-up and optimisation that significantly speed up usage of the package and by extension compile time when writing multiple derivatives ADDED - new sorting algorithm: `sort-method=lexical` to sort the mixed order alphabetically - added new options: `sort-lexical-reverse` and `switch-sort` FIXED - bug concerning the `scale-<...>=none` options when the corresponding delim option contained a period - documentation errors
The package’s Catalogue entry can be viewed at https://ctan.org/pkg/derivative The package’s files themselves can be inspected at https://mirrors.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/derivative/
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Petra Rübe-Pugliese
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derivative – Nice and easy derivatives

Typesetting derivatives and differentials in a consistent way are clumsy and require care to ensure the preferred formatting. Several packages have been developed for this purpose, each with its own features and drawbacks, with the most ambitious one being diffcoeff. While this package is comparable to diffcoeff in terms of features, it takes a different approach. One difference is this package provides more options to tweak the format of the derivatives and differentials. However, the automatic calculation of the total order isn't as developed as the one in diffcoeff.

This package makes it easy to write derivatives and differentials consistently with its predefined commands. It also provides a set of commands that can define custom derivatives and differential operators. The options follow a consistent naming scheme making them easy to use and understand.

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Version1.2 2022-07-09
Copyright2019–2022 Simon Jensen
MaintainerSimon Jensen

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