# MATLAB: How to estimate sensitivites of a neural net model with exogenous variables

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Is there a way to estimate the slope (first derivative) of the response function of a neural net model with respect to various inputs around a point? The measure I am looking for is similar to the beta coefficients in a linear regression.

 y = b2 + LW * tansig( b1 + IW * x )