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I am new to Mathematica, but not so new to programming. What I'd like to do in Mathematica (not using an API) is to display on each line, the nth derivative of a function, e.g. for n = 1..10. Is there a way to accomplish this in Mathematica? (without explicitly typing the command for each derivative of course. e.g. does Mathematica have iterative constructs to do this).

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Column[D[Sin[x] Log[x], {x, #}] & /@ Range[10]] ? –  b.gatessucks Aug 18 '12 at 16:49
@b.gatessucks looks good; how about: Print@D[Sin[x] Log[x], {x, #}] & ~Array~ 10; ? –  Mr.Wizard Aug 18 '12 at 16:51
...or Scan[Print[D[Sin[x] Log[x], {x, #}]] &, Range[10]] or Do[Print[D[Sin[x] Log[x], {x, k}]], {k, 10}]. –  J. M. Aug 18 '12 at 16:56
@J.M. not enough infix. :^) –  Mr.Wizard Aug 18 '12 at 16:57
@Mr.Wizard, but I am forced to think when reading infix... ;) –  J. M. Aug 18 '12 at 16:59

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Avoiding cleverness as much as possible, you can just use a Do loop:

Do[Print[D[Exp[-a*x], {x, n}]], {n, 0, 10}]

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Or for example

Grid@(List@D[Exp[-a*x], {x, #}] & /@ Range[0, 10])

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