[Scipy-tickets] [SciPy] #564: Change derivative() to return the gradient of multidimensional functions

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#564: Change derivative() to return the gradient of multidimensional functions
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 Reporter:  robfalck     |       Owner:  jarrod.millman
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new           
 Priority:  low          |   Milestone:  Unscheduled   
Component:  scipy.misc   |     Version:                
 Keywords:               |  
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Changes (by rgommers):

  * priority:  normal => low


Comment:

 Note that there has been discussion of a scipy.diff package:
 http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/ticket/1510
 http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.python.scientific.devel/15790

 When that happens, removing {{{derivative}}} would make sense. I'm not
 really opposed to improving it now, but it's probably not the best use of
 time. Even now it would make more sense to refer people to numdifftools or
 Algopy.

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