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Contact: F.X.Timmes
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The tool
fdcoef.tbz
computes a derivative from data on an arbitrary spaced onedimensional grid.
The derivative may be of any order (first derivative, second derivative, etc.)
and any formal order of accuracy (first order accurate, second order accurate, etc).
Results for first derivatives are shown in the left plot below, and second derivatives in the
plot on the right. It is not too challenging to make the extension to two or threedimensional irregular grids.
The tool is based on B. Fornberg,
"Generation of finite difference formulas on arbitrary spaced grids",
Math. Comp., 51, 184, 699, 1988, and
"Calculation of weights in finite difference formulas", SIAM Rev., 40, 3, 685, 1998.
