Often referred to as Algorithmic-Differentiation or AD -- a technique to automatically generate code that evaluates the derivative of a function. AD repeatedly applies the chain rule and classical rules of calculating derivatives. AD usually takes a block of code representing a function and returns a block of code representing that function's derivative.

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