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Re: Neural Networks in octave

From: Carlos Medrano
Subject: Re: Neural Networks in octave
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2007 17:04:36 +0100
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Thank you

I will try Octave-FANN


On Saturday 10 March 2007 11:25, Søren Hauberg wrote:
> Hi,
> Carlos Medrano skrev:
> >
> I'm the author of this so you can't trust anything I say about this
> package ;-)
> The FANN bindings work quite well, but FANN has some problems that also
> affect the bindings:
>   *) There is currently no way to get access to the individual weights
> in the network. Sometimes you care about this, sometimes you don't.
>   *) FANN only supports Feedforward Networks which is good enough for
> some uses, but sometimes you just need more powerful algorithms.
> Other than that Octave-FANN is quite nice. It's fast, it's easy, and you
> can do the training in Octave and then later run the network from C
> which can be quite handy.
> > but I would like to know the opinion of some experienced users before
> > choosing octave or matlab (and his neural network toolbox).
> I believe there's also some NN code in octave-forge but I don't know how
> well it works. I guess you could also try out "netlab" (just google it)
> which is
> matlab toolbox for pattern recognition written by Bishop. I haven't
> tried it but I assume that it works in octave.
> As to if you should use octave or matlab my advise is to use octave
> (you're asking at an octave list so this is the expected answer). The
> reason is that in the longer run you will need the power that using free
> software provides. Matlab might be more handy in the short run, but you
> will hit the "propriatory software" wall sooner or later.
> Søren

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