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Artificial Neural Networks made easy with the FANN library

, 28 Aug 2013
Neural networks are typically associated with specialised applications, developed only by select groups of experts. This misconception has had a highly negative effect on its popularity. Hopefully, the FANN library will help fill this gap.
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>&#13;	  First, navigate to the MSVC++ directory in the FANN distribution and open the <TT
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	  that you would like to build (by default, all are selected), and press "rebuild all"
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>&#13;	  When the build process is complete, the library and examples can be found in the <TT
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>&#13;	  Compiling FANN from source code entails the standard GNU autotools technique. First, configure the package as
	  you want it by typing (in the FANN directory), <B
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	  options you would like to use, try <B
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>./configure --help</B
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>&#13;	  Next, you have to actually compile the library. To do this, simply type <B
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>make</B
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>make install</B
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	  be root to install, so you may need to <B
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>su</B
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	  remember to log out of the root account immediately after <B
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