Finding the derivative of a mathematical function on a computer can be difficult, but there’s a clever trick that makes it easy: first write a program that computes the function, then execute it under a non-standard interpretation of its values and operations. In this talk I’ll show you how that works in Ruby.
Automatic differentiation in Ruby
Tom is a computer scientist and programmer. He has lectured on optimising compilers at the University of Cambridge, co-organises the Ruby Manor conference, and is a member of the London Ruby User Group.