# taylortool

Taylor series calculator

## Description

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taylortool initiates a GUI that computes the Taylor series expansion. The GUI that graphs a function against the Nth partial sum of its Taylor series about a base point x = a. The default function, value of N, base point, and interval of computation for taylortool are f = x*cos(x), N = 7, a = 0, and [-2*pi,2*pi], respectively.

taylortool(f) initiates the GUI that computes the Taylor series expansion of the given expression f.

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t = taylortool(___) returns the Figure object. Use t to query or modify properties of the figure after it is created.

## Examples

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Open a GUI that computes the Taylor series expansion. By default, the GUI shows the Taylor series expansion of the function $\mathit{f}\left(\mathit{x}\right)=\mathit{x}\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\mathrm{cos}\left(\mathit{x}\right)$. The blue solid line shows the function $\mathit{f}\left(\mathit{x}\right)$ and the red dashed line shows its Taylor approximation.

taylortool

Next, find the Taylor series expansion of the function $\mathrm{cos}\left(\mathit{x}\right)$. Assign an output variable to taylortool to return the Figure object.

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t = taylortool(cos(x))

t =
Figure (Taylor Tool) with properties:

Number: []
Name: 'Taylor Tool'
Color: [0.9400 0.9400 0.9400]
Position: [108 72 374.4000 302.4000]
Units: 'points'

Use GET to show all properties

Close the figure.

close(t)

## Input Arguments

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Input to approximate, specified as a symbolic expression or function.

## Version History

Introduced before R2006a