# Equally Spaced Multipoint Method for Numerical Differentiation

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The simplest numerical approximation of the derivative of a function at a point is given by the two-point formula: . Approximations involving more points can improve the accuracy of the derivative. Here the points are equally spaced.

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Contributed by: R. M. Jones (July 2019)

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[1] Wikipedia. "Numerical Differentiation." (Jul 3, 2019) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numerical_differentiation.

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