The computation of first and second-order derivatives is a staple in many computing applications, ranging from machine learning to scientific computing. We propose an algorithm to automatically differentiate algorithms written in a subset of C99 code and its efficient implementation as a Python script. We demonstrate that our algorithm enables automatic, reliable, and efficient differentiation of common algorithms used in physical simulation and geometry processing.
- Automatic differentiation
- Code generation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science Applications