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This tutorial will introduce the methods to calculate the derivate of a function in Python.

The is known as the `Python Symbolic library`

. It can be used to perform complex mathematical operations like derivatives on functions in Python. The `diff()`

function inside the SymPy library can be used to calculate the derivative of a function. We can specify the variable with which we want to calculate the derivative with the `Symbol()`

function in Python. See the following code example.

`from sympy import * import numpy as np x = Symbol('x') y = x**2 + 1 yprime = y.diff(x) print(yprime) `

Output:

`2*x `

In the above code, we calculated the derivative of the function `x^2 + 1`

with the `diff()`

function of the SymPy library in Python. We specified the symbol to be `x`

with the `Symbol()`

function and calculated the derivative with respect to the symbol `x`

.