numpy.polynomial.legendre.legder(c, m=1, scl=1, axis=0)[source]

Differentiate a Legendre series.

Returns the Legendre series coefficients c differentiated m times along axis. At each iteration the result is multiplied by scl (the scaling factor is for use in a linear change of variable). The argument c is an array of coefficients from low to high degree along each axis, e.g., [1,2,3] represents the series 1*L_0 + 2*L_1 + 3*L_2 while [[1,2],[1,2]] represents 1*L_0(x)*L_0(y) + 1*L_1(x)*L_0(y) + 2*L_0(x)*L_1(y) + 2*L_1(x)*L_1(y) if axis=0 is x and axis=1 is y.

Parameters :

c : array_like

Array of Legendre series coefficients. If c is multidimensional the different axis correspond to different variables with the degree in each axis given by the corresponding index.

m : int, optional

Number of derivatives taken, must be non-negative. (Default: 1)

scl : scalar, optional

Each differentiation is multiplied by scl. The end result is multiplication by scl**m. This is for use in a linear change of variable. (Default: 1)

axis : int, optional

Axis over which the derivative is taken. (Default: 0).

New in version 1.7.0.

Returns :

der : ndarray

Legendre series of the derivative.

See also



In general, the result of differentiating a Legendre series does not resemble the same operation on a power series. Thus the result of this function may be “unintuitive,” albeit correct; see Examples section below.


>>> from numpy.polynomial import legendre as L
>>> c = (1,2,3,4)
>>> L.legder(c)
array([  6.,   9.,  20.])
>>> L.legder(c, 3)
array([ 60.])
>>> L.legder(c, scl=-1)
array([ -6.,  -9., -20.])
>>> L.legder(c, 2,-1)
array([  9.,  60.])

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