Extend clad - The Automatic Differentiation


In mathematics and computer algebra, automatic differentiation (AD) is a set of techniques to numerically evaluate the derivative of a function specified by a computer program. Automatic differentiation is an alternative technique to Symbolic differentiation and Numerical differentiation (the method of finite differences). CLAD is based on Clang which will provide the necessary facilities for code transformation. The AD library is able to differentiate non trivial functions, to find a partial derivative for trivial cases and has good unit test coverage. There was a proof-of-concept implementation for computation offload using OpenCL.

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Requirements: Advanced C++, Clang abstract syntax tree (AST), CUDA/OpenCL basic math.


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