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Have some Neural Network with your C# and Silverlight?

When looking for Coding4Fun blog post ideas I look for things that are cool, fun, related to .Net and helps the home coder, be it student, hobbyist or "now that I'm home I can code the stuff I really want to code" professional developer code. Added points goes to projects that might be a little off the main stream, something that you might not have seen or heard about much.

Today's post has all of these, even the added points, and comes via Josh Reuben and his C# Neural Networks with Encog post.

Encog Java and DotNet Neural Network Framework

About the Encog Project

Encog is an advanced neural network and machine learning framework. Encog contains classes to create a wide variety of networks, as well as support classes to normalize and process data for these neural networks. Encog trains using multithreaded resilient propagation. Encog can also make use of a GPU to further speed processing time. A GUI based workbench is also provided to help model and train neural networks. Encog has been in active development since 2008.

Encog is available for Java, .Net and Silverlight.

web page snap shot

There's even a Silverlight demo;

silverlight demo page snap shot

The project even comes with CHM and PDF doc's!

CHM snap shot

PDF snap shot

If you download the latest encog-core-dotnet-2.5.3.zip source from the encog-cs project home, open the solution file in the \src folder and not the one in the zip root.

pick the correct solution

Once I opened the right SLN, the project compiled and ran the first time. And he source is the FULL source to the engine and all. Not source for the demos, but the neural network engine and all.

What's the license I hear you asking? Apache License 2.0

What's the catch? The time that will magically disappear as you try to wrap your head around neural network and then applying it to your project of choice...

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  • Dave Williamsondavewill here birdie birdie, get in my belly!

    Awesome!  Nueral networks is one of those things I had to put aside in college to focus on a money making degree.  Thanks for posting the info.

  • Nate GreenwoodDreadnaught Respect mah authoritah!
    You should get a kickback off any proceeds they get from your advertising. I've already purchased 2 books from their site! There's enough interesting stuff there to keep a person busy for months (heck, years even.) Thanks for the heads-up.
  • Allan LindqvistaL_ Kinect ftw

    this is so cool :O

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