hermite {calculus} R Documentation

## Hermite Polynomials

### Description

Computes univariate and multivariate Hermite polynomials.

### Usage

hermite(order, sigma = 1, var = "x", transform = NULL)


### Arguments

 order the order of the Hermite polynomial. sigma the covariance matrix of the Gaussian kernel. var character vector giving the variables of the polynomial. transform character vector representing a change of variables. See details.

### Details

Hermite polynomials are obtained by differentiation of the Gaussian kernel:

H_{\nu}(x,\Sigma) = exp \Bigl( \frac{1}{2} x_i \Sigma_{ij} x_j \Bigl) (- \partial_x )^\nu exp \Bigl( -\frac{1}{2} x_i \Sigma_{ij} x_j \Bigl)

where \Sigma is a d-dimensional square matrix and \nu=(\nu_1 \dots \nu_d) is the vector representing the order of differentiation for each variable x = (x_1\dots x_d). In the case where \Sigma=1 and x=x_1 the formula reduces to the standard univariate Hermite polynomials:

H_{\nu}(x) = e^{\frac{x^2}{2}}(-1)^\nu \frac{d^\nu}{dx^\nu}e^{-\frac{x^2}{2}}

If transform is not NULL, the variables var x are replaced with transform f(x) to compute the polynomials H_{\nu}(f(x),\Sigma)

### Value

list of Hermite polynomials with components:

f

the Hermite polynomial.

order

the order of the Hermite polynomial.

terms

data.frame containing the variables, coefficients and degrees of each term in the Hermite polynomial.

### References

Guidotti E (2022). "calculus: High-Dimensional Numerical and Symbolic Calculus in R." Journal of Statistical Software, 104(5), 1-37. doi:10.18637/jss.v104.i05

### See Also

Other polynomials: taylor()

### Examples

### univariate Hermite polynomials up to order 3
hermite(3)

### multivariate Hermite polynomials up to order 2
hermite(order = 2,
sigma = matrix(c(1,0,0,1), nrow = 2),
var = c('z1', 'z2'))

### multivariate Hermite polynomials with transformation of variables
hermite(order = 2,
sigma = matrix(c(1,0,0,1), nrow = 2),
var = c('z1', 'z2'),
transform = c('z1+z2','z1-z2'))



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