Why I put these pages here
Once upon a time...
there was an engineering research student trying to get to grips with neural networks. He new nothing about them, and neither did anyone else around.
I'll read a book he thought! And so he did, and was more confused than ever.
Why do I need to know all about biological axons? Surely all I need is an equation..
After much wasted time he decided the only way to learn was to write a compter program and 'play' with neural networks to see for himself what happens.
...and several discarded books later he eventually cobbled together the algorithm in a computer program - and it actually seemed to do something.
After those initial frustating months the learning curve now became exponential - and it was not really as hard as first imagined.
Speaking from experience - dive in at the deep end with some code. Play with it, experiment - but don't let the theory get you down.
Once you get your first neural network up and working everything becomes alot more interesting.
These pages will hopefully grow into a collection of neural networks in several languages - but if you can understand one language it is easy to convert it to another. We are not claiming the code is perfect, and you could probably improve it a lot, but if you need a start then hopefully it will help.
If you are looking for a fully functioning simulator you could also take a look at TIBERIUS, use the drop down list at the top of the page to find it.
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