# how to take the derivative of the function saved from curve fitting tool

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zein on 1 Mar 2021
I want to take the derivative of the following function after extracting the curve fitted from cftool. I have saved the curve fitted curve to my workspace.
I want to know how to get the highest slope (derivate) of the curve with respect to x-data ? Simon Allosserie on 1 Mar 2021
Edited: Simon Allosserie on 1 Mar 2021
If you have the values of your fitted curve saved, you can calculate the first derivative by using the gradient function: https://nl.mathworks.com/help/matlab/ref/gradient.html For example
fx = gradient(x) %calculate first derivative of the vector x containing your curve data.
Hope this works :)
Simon Allosserie on 3 Mar 2021
As per the definition of a slope, this is indeed normal. It is literally called "derivatve" because ultimately it determines the slopes over a infinitesimal x-step. So yes, once it converges to a constant value that should be right I think!

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