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017package org.apache.commons.math3.analysis.differentiation;
018
019import org.apache.commons.math3.analysis.UnivariateFunction;
020
021/** Interface defining the function differentiation operation.
022 * @version $Id: UnivariateFunctionDifferentiator.java 1416643 2012-12-03 19:37:14Z tn $
023 * @since 3.1
024 */
025public interface UnivariateFunctionDifferentiator {
026
027    /** Create an implementation of a {@link UnivariateDifferentiableFunction
028     * differential} from a regular {@link UnivariateFunction function}.
029     * @param function function to differentiate
030     * @return differential function
031     */
032    UnivariateDifferentiableFunction differentiate(UnivariateFunction function);
033
034}