[GiNaC-list] Given a formal iterated derivative (GiNaC::fderivative), what actually is it?

Ricardo Buring ricardo.buring at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 17:30:52 CEST 2016

Dear list,

Using GiNaC one can define a symbolic/formal function f of two variables as

    REGISTER_FUNCTION(f, dummy())

Formal derivatives can be computed by defining symbols x, y and calculating

    f(x,y).diff(x, 3).diff(y, 2)

which is printed as


This is fantastic. Now, I would like to obtain the list [0, 0, 0, 1, 1]
from the above expression.
Checking the printing code GiNaC::fderivative::do_print, this is stored in
a GiNaC::paramset.
However, it's protected, and it doesn't seem to be accessible by any
method. My attempt

    if (is_a<fderivative>(e))
        fderivative fder = ex_to<fderivative>(e);
        for (auto x : fder.parameter_set)
            cout << x << ", ";

therefore fails. Could an accessor or some such be implemented so this
(basic) operation becomes possible?

Best regards,
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