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Calculates finite difference weights for numerical derivatives, including order 0, which amounts to interpolation.




    target_point - the point at which the derivative 
                   is required

    grid_points  - the points at which the function 
                   is given

    max_order    - maximum derivative order


    w            - finite difference coefficient array
                   with the coefficients for the succes-
                   sive derivatives in rows


Point weights for central schemes on a three-point stencil, where the value is required at the centre:

 >> fdweights(0,[-1 0 1],2)

 ans =

          0    1.0000         0
    -0.5000         0    0.5000
     1.0000   -2.0000    1.0000

The three rows are for interpolation, first derivative and second derivative respectively.

See also

fdmat.m, fdlap.m, fdhess.m, fdkup.m, fdvec.m, fftdiff.m, fourdif.m, fourlap.m

Version 2.2, authors: Bengt Fornberg, Ilya Kuprov