scipy.interpolate.approximate_taylor_polynomial¶

scipy.interpolate.
approximate_taylor_polynomial
(f, x, degree, scale, order=None)[source]¶ Estimate the Taylor polynomial of f at x by polynomial fitting.
Parameters: f : callable
The function whose Taylor polynomial is sought. Should accept a vector of x values.
x : scalar
The point at which the polynomial is to be evaluated.
degree : int
The degree of the Taylor polynomial
scale : scalar
The width of the interval to use to evaluate the Taylor polynomial. Function values spread over a range this wide are used to fit the polynomial. Must be chosen carefully.
order : int or None, optional
The order of the polynomial to be used in the fitting; f will be evaluated
order+1
times. If None, use degree.Returns: p : poly1d instance
The Taylor polynomial (translated to the origin, so that for example p(0)=f(x)).
Notes
The appropriate choice of “scale” is a tradeoff; too large and the function differs from its Taylor polynomial too much to get a good answer, too small and roundoff errors overwhelm the higherorder terms. The algorithm used becomes numerically unstable around order 30 even under ideal circumstances.
Choosing order somewhat larger than degree may improve the higherorder terms.