On the automatic differentiation of computer programs

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Automatic differentiation (AD) is a methodology for developing sensitivity-enhanced versions of arbitrary computer programs. In this paper, we provide some background information on AD and address some frequently asked questions. We introduce the ADIFOR and ADIC tools for the automatic differentiation of Fortran 77 and ANSI-C programs, respectively, and give an example of applying ADIFOR in the context of the optimization of multibody systems.

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Bischof, C.H. June 1, 1995.

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Automatic differentiation (AD) is a methodology for developing sensitivity-enhanced versions of arbitrary computer programs. In this paper, we provide some background information on AD and address some frequently asked questions. We introduce the ADIFOR and ADIC tools for the automatic differentiation of Fortran 77 and ANSI-C programs, respectively, and give an example of applying ADIFOR in the context of the optimization of multibody systems.

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8 p.

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OSTI as DE95012276

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  • Symposium on optimization of mechanical systems, Stuttgart (Germany), 26-31 Mar 1995

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  • Other: DE95012276
  • Report No.: ANL/MCS/CP--86364
  • Report No.: CONF-950317--1
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 80377
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc742493

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Bischof, C.H. On the automatic differentiation of computer programs, article, June 1, 1995; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc742493/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.