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function numgrad = computeNumericalGradient(J, theta)
%COMPUTENUMERICALGRADIENT Computes the gradient using "finite differences"
%and gives us a numerical estimate of the gradient.
% numgrad = COMPUTENUMERICALGRADIENT(J, theta) computes the numerical
% gradient of the function J around theta. Calling y = J(theta) should
% return the function value at theta.
% Notes: The following code implements numerical gradient checking, and
% returns the numerical gradient.It sets numgrad(i) to (a numerical
% approximation of) the partial derivative of J with respect to the
% i-th input argument, evaluated at theta. (i.e., numgrad(i) should
% be the (approximately) the partial derivative of J with respect
% to theta(i).)
numgrad = zeros(size(theta));
perturb = zeros(size(theta));
e = 1e-4;
for p = 1:numel(theta)
% Set perturbation vector
perturb(p) = e;
loss1 = J(theta - perturb);
loss2 = J(theta + perturb);
% Compute Numerical Gradient
numgrad(p) = (loss2 - loss1) / (2*e);
perturb(p) = 0;