ms3 | Artificial Neural Network | Synapse

William Sayers

2009
Milestone 3

05025397

Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks

Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks
William Sayers (05025397)
Supervised by: Colin W. Morris (BSc, MSc)
Backpropagation neural networks are usually trained using some iterative method derived from a mathematical analysis of the operation of the network. This technique is time consuming and requires understanding of the mathematical principles involved. This project will investigate the application of genetic algorithms to replace the "normal" training of the network. This involves setting up some candidate networks and then picking the best of these. The best of the population are then combined in some way to produce a new population of candidate networks. This procedure is continued until a satisfactory network is obtained.

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William Sayers

05025397

Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks
Milestone 3

Contents
Contents ............................................................................................................................ 2 1 - Introduction ............................................................................................................... 10 2 - Research .................................................................................................................... 10 2.1 - Neural Networks ................................................................................................. 10 2.1.1 - The Biological Neuron................................................................................. 10 Figure 1 - A human neuron ............................................................................................ 10 2.1.2 - The Artificial Neuron................................................................................... 11 Figure 2 - An artificial neuron ........................................................................................ 12 Equation 1 - Summation of the inputs and weights ........................................................ 12 Figure 3 - The sigmoid function shape ........................................................................... 13 2.2 - The History of Neural Networks ........................................................................ 13 2.3 - Advantages and Disadvantages of Neural Networks ......................................... 14 2.3.1 - Advantages................................................................................................... 14 2.3.2 - Disadvantages .............................................................................................. 15 2.4 - Current Applications of Neural Networks .......................................................... 17 2.4.1 - Neural Networks in Medicine ...................................................................... 17 2.4.2 - Neural Networks in Business ....................................................................... 18 2.4.3 - Object Trajectories....................................................................................... 19 2.4.4 - Robot Control .............................................................................................. 19 2.5 - Back-propagation ............................................................................................... 20 2.5.1 - Back-propagation overview ......................................................................... 20 Page 2 of 225

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Milestone 3 2.5.2 - Back-propagation in depth ........................................................................... 20 2.5.3 - Back-propagation library ............................................................................. 22 2.6 - The FANN neural network library (Nissen, FANN) .......................................... 22 2.7 - Genetic Algorithms ............................................................................................ 22 2.7.1 - History of Genetic Algorithms .................................................................... 23 2.7.2 - Advantages and Disadvantages of Genetic Algorithms .............................. 24 Figure 4 - local optimum (units are undefined in this case). .......................................... 27 2.8 - Training Neural Networks with Genetic Algorithms ......................................... 28 2.8.1 - Determining Weight Values with Genetic Algorithms................................ 28 2.8.2 - Representation of a Neural Network within a Genetic Algrithm ................ 28 2.8.3 - Using Genetic Algorithms to Determine Neural Network Structure ........... 29 Figure 5 - A feed-forward neural network ..................................................................... 30 2.9 - Cascade Correlation............................................................................................ 32 2.10 - C# User Interface Programming ....................................................................... 37 2.11 - Writing C++/CLI Wrappers for Unmanaged C++ code................................... 37 2.12 - Application of Research ................................................................................... 38 3 - Design ....................................................................................................................... 38 3.1 - Program Requirements ....................................................................................... 39 3.2 - Design of the Class Structure ............................................................................. 39 3.3 - Linking C# code to managed dll’s...................................................................... 40 3.4 - Design of the User Interface ............................................................................... 40 Page 3 of 225

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Milestone 3 3.4.1 - Main Form ................................................................................................... 40 Figure 9 – Network and output tab design (Main form) ................................................ 41 Figure 10 - Mean squared error tab design (Main form) ................................................ 42 Figure 11 - Dataset tab design (Main form) ................................................................... 42 3.4.2 - New Network Wizard .................................................................................. 43 Figure 12 - Design of the training algorithm tab (Wizard form) .................................... 43 Figure 13 - Design of the network settings tab (Wizard form) ...................................... 44 Figure 14 - Dataset selection tab design (Wizard form)................................................. 44 3.4.3 - Working Form ............................................................................................. 44 Figure 15 - Working form design (Working form) ........................................................ 45 3.4.4 - About Form .................................................................................................. 45 Figure 16 - About form design (About form) ................................................................. 45 Figure 17 - Dataset display design (About form) ........................................................... 46 Figure 18 - Licenses display design (About form) ......................................................... 46 4 - Implementation ......................................................................................................... 46 4.1 - User Interface Implementation ........................................................................... 47 4.1.1 - Main Form ................................................................................................... 47 Figure 19 - Network and Output tab............................................................................... 47 Figure 20 - Mean squared error graph tab ..................................................................... 48 Figure 21 - The dataset tab ............................................................................................. 49 4.1.2 - New Neural Network Wizard ...................................................................... 50 Figure 22 - Learning Algorithm tab ............................................................................... 50 Figure 23 - Network Settings tab.................................................................................... 51

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....... 52 Figure 26 ..................................................... 51 4...........................................The mean squared error at testing (XOR).1 ............................ 61 Figure 29 ......................1 .........................About form...............................................1..... 61 Figure 31 ................................1......................................About form......................About Form .......................... 55 4....................Genetic Algorithms ................6 .......About form......1............................................................Dataset tab ..................... 54 4................ 56 4............... 58 5......................1...Graphs ....Number of iterations to achieve target (XOR) ......................................... 57 5 ...........................................2.............................................Keeping the User Interface Active whilst Processing is Occurring..............1............................ 62 Page 5 of 225 ........Back-propagation and Cascade Correlation Implementation ...........................Neural Network Implementation ........1............................................Working Form ............ 56 4...................3 ............5 .........................1....1. Datasets view ...................... 58 5..................................................................1 ...................3 .............................................Mean squared error upon last training test (XOR) ................................ 54 4.............................................. main view ...........................Testing Data ...3 ..4 ..........2 ...................................2 ................................... 60 5.....................Data Parser Implementation ....................................Cascade Correlation .................. 59 5.........................4 ..........William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 Figure 24 ....................................4 ...... 59 5.................................................Back-propagation .......Working form ................................................................XOR ... 54 4..........Passing Information between Forms .. 54 Figure 28 ..... 52 Figure 25 ................ Licenses view .......................................................................................... 57 4.....................................................Genetic Algorithm Implementation ......... 53 Figure 27 ... 61 Figure 30 .......................

.............Cascade Correlation ..........................2 ..............................Comparisons ...............Virus Classification .................................... 65 5......... 67 Figure 36 . 63 5................................ 65 5..................Graphs ..3 .................Cascade Correlation and Genetic Algorithms ........Virus Classification............. 63 5...........Graphs ...............................................................Back-propagation .................Back-propagation .....................................................3 ........................Fishers Iris Data ...........XOR ..............2 ................................................. 66 5.......2................................1....................................................... 64 Figure 32 .........4 .........................................3...................................................................................1....................................3 ... 68 6.................Number of iterations to achieve target (Viruses) .......................................................1 ........ 66 5........Number of iterations to achieve target (Iris data) .....4 ..............................Cascade Correlation ...............3.............................................................1 .... 68 6.......2 ................................................................. 69 Page 6 of 225 ........................ 69 6.. 67 Figure 37 .... 67 Figure 35 ........... 69 6........Genetic Algorithms ..................................................2..................Genetic Algorithms .......................................... 63 5............... 63 5..................................3...............2 ............ 64 Figure 34.................................................................... 64 Figure 33.................Mean squared error upon last training test (Viruses)...................................William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 5......2.. 68 6 ...............................................................1 .........The mean squared error at testing (Iris data) ......................................... 66 5............1........................................Fishers Iris data.......Mean squared error upon last training test (Iris data) .3........................................Mean squared error at testing (Viruses)......... 68 6..................................................2 .............................................................Back-propagation and Genetic Algorithms ..1 ...............3 ..........2....

.................................................................... 73 8.......................4 .......................2 .................................1.........................Libraries Researched ...............................................................................................1..............................................Possible Training Algorithm Improvements .1 ... 73 9 .......................................................................................2...................................Source code ...DLL Wrapper for FANN functions ......1............... 214 Page 7 of 225 .........1 .............................................................................. 69 6...............Possible Improvements ....... 158 9.............. 74 9.... 209 9.....................UML Class Diagram. 211 11 .........................................1........................... 207 9............................. 109 9..........................Testing conclusions .................3 ................................................................................................................................... 69 6.............................5 ....................................................2.......................................................Works Cited .......Model ............Datasets....................... 204 9........................ 72 8..................................2 ..........................................................................Objectives ......Possible User Interface Improvements ................2 ...........Controller ........................................Fishers Iris Data ....................................... 210 10 ...............................................William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 6............................................................. 70 7................................ 70 6........................Evaluation ......Bibliography..........2 ....... 71 8 ......................... 70 7 ..............2.How many of the original objectives were achieved? ................................Appendices ............XOR ................1 ...................3 .......3 .................. 74 9.......................1 ........................1 .....Virus Classification....View .............................................................4 ...................................................................................................................... 75 9............. 174 9...................................................................................3 ..........

.....................................................Tables ...............................................Table of tables .Diary.............................................William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 12 ................................................. 222 Page 8 of 225 ..........................................................................................................................................................2 .................3 ........................1 .................................................... 219 12. 217 12....................Table of Figures ........................Table of Equations ......... 217 12... 220 13 ........................

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Introduction The purpose of this report is to bring to a conclusion my final year project on neural networks and genetic algorithms. In addition. 2 .William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 1 . 2.Research 2. development and final prototyping of the program developed for this project.A human neuron Page 10 of 225 .The Biological Neuron The human brain is composed of many millions of nerve cells called “Neurons”. compare and contrast three common learning algorithms that are applicable to neural networks. This report encompasses design.1 . the report will investigate. they can produce immensely complex results.1 . Although they are simple in concept.Neural Networks Neural networks are networks of small-specialised units that sum the products of their inputs and the weights on those inputs. but in combination with a network of other neurons within the brain. on the course “Computer Games Development”. Figure 1 .1. Neurons do not make decisions alone.

the nucleus of the neuron cell processes them and produces an output. 2004). Page 11 of 225 . Axon branches connect to synapses to form the neural networks within the brain. The axon and dendrites both split before terminating into “Axon branches” and “Synapses”. a synaptic gap occurs between the axon branch and the synapse. an activation function and a method for representing an output – either to another artificial neuron in the next layer.2 . or to another part of the program. the nucleus will generate an “action potential”. in order to allow the brain to control cells external to the brain.The Artificial Neuron In order to construct an artificial neuron we need a way of representing the same model in data structures and algorithms. Axon branches can connect to other types of cells also. as mentioned above). (Bourg & Seeman. The usual method for approaching this is to have a number of inputs. a number of weights associated with those inputs. 1. This action potential extends down the axon to the cells at the end of the axon branches (often synapses connecting to other neuronal cells. 2006) 2. with extensions called “Dendrites” which are the neuronal inputs and a single extension called an “Axon” which is the output for that neuron. Concerning inputs from the dendrites. a summing function.1. in this gap between neurons chemical reactions take place that will inhibit or excite the signal.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 A neuron is composed of a cell body. In the case of the axon branches connecting to synapses that are part of a second neuron. AI: Neural Network for Beginners pt. If the inputs from the dendrites to the neuron nucleus when summed are past a certain threshold. (Barber.

The activation function accepts this stored value. a differentiable function of some kind (such as a sigmoid function) which will output values between zero and one depending on the value of the inputs is another possibility.Summation of the inputs and weights The next stage depends on the activation function chosen. Page 12 of 225 . Alternatively. A specific input accepts a data item (usually a binary digit.An artificial neuron The system devised with these components is as follows.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 Figure 2 . A stepping function can be used which will output zero (or non-activated) if the summed products are below a certain value. or one (activated) if the summed products are above a certain value. The product of the data item and its associated weighting is then stored before the summation of all the data items and associated weights occurs. ℎ = × ℎ Equation 1 . or integer). real number.

(Barber. Page 13 of 225 .6 0. Frank Rosenblatt developed the perceptron model then. 1958). 2006) 2.The History of Neural Networks The foundation of neural network research are in psychology. In this example “y” is the function output and “t” is the function input.2 0 -6 -4 -2 0 2 4 6 Figure 3 .2 1 0. 2004). (Bourg & Seeman. however he was unable to come up with a reliable mathematically accurate mechanism for allowing multilayer perceptrons to learn (Rosenblatt.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 1. as defined in the graph above. 2004).A sigmoid function (Bourg & Seeman. in 1958. AI: Neural Network for Beginners pt. contributed to the ideas that underpinned early neural network research. McCulloch and Pitts formulated the first neural network model which featured digital neurons but the neurons had no capability to learn (McCulloch & Pitts.2 . William James and others. the work of 19th century psychologists such as Freud.The sigmoid function shape = 1 1+ Equation 2 .8 0. 1943).4 0. 1.

The next major advancement in neural networks was not until 1974. 2. when Werbos (Werbos. used on this architecture they become an extremely fast as well as flexible tool.Advantages and Disadvantages of Neural Networks 2.Advantages Neural networks make possible or practical many things that with conventional solutions would be extremely difficult. perceptrons with “n” hidden layers. A good example of this is that neural networks have been implemented to run on architecture originally designed for processing three dimensional computer graphics. where “n” is an undefined number. Back-propagation allows for the training of multilayer perceptrons and in particular. One of the benefits of neural networks when compared with other problem solving techniques in that they are inherently parallel and thus can run very effectively and efficiently on parallel hardware. of “n” nodes.3 . The individual neurons in a neural network have no time dependencies on each other and each can therefore be run on a separate processor (or as separate threads on a single processor) if desired without causing the problems often associated with such parallelism. Werbos discovered the algorithm whilst working on his doctoral thesis in statistics and called it “dynamic feedback”. 1992).William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 Two layer perceptrons were the subject of several experiments to determine their usage and effectiveness. (Blum. Parker discovered it independently in 1982 whilst performing graduate work at Stanford University in the United States of America and called it “learning logic”.3.1 . 1974) discovered the back-propagation algorithm (independently rediscovered by Parker in 1982 (Parker. taking Page 14 of 225 . 1982)).

3. When using a neural network there's no need to establish before attempting problem solving which data is relevant. to attempt to provide a more robust post-training network. noisy data is utilised during training upon occasion. 5 Build a system that incorporates what we have learned. This is a large disadvantage in areas such as medical diagnosis. We can simply present the neural network with all the data as opposed to following the circuitous and overly complex (by comparison) statistical approach demonstrated in “Table 1 .The statistical approach to deciding relevant data”.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 advantage of the massively parallel architecture of this hardware and the programmable sections of the graphics pipeline (vector and fragment shaders) to produce extremely fast neural networks (Davis. where explaining why you have arrived at a particular diagnosis is an important part of the process. 2001). 4 Analyze the results. 1 Decide on relevant data. Neural networks can excel at determining what data in a particular set is relevant.2 . 2.Disadvantages One disadvantage to neural networks can be that it is very difficult for a human being to analyse a trained neural network and describe why it may come up with one answer over another. Table 1 .The statistical approach to deciding relevant data Another advantage of neural networks is that noisy data is not a real problem for them to learn to interpret. in fact. 2 Formulate a statistical model. Page 15 of 225 . 3 Run the formulated model. as irrelevant data will simply end up weighted so that it has zero or close to zero actual effect on the solution produced by the network.

they tested the network with the remaining fifty images that the neural network had not seen before and the neural network correctly identified most of the tanks. the US military wanted to use a neural network to analyse images and determine whether they contained a concealed tank. Therefore. asked to differentiate between the two sets of pictures. Eventually the original data set was re-examined. although the length of time the problem would take to solve without employing a neural network must be taken into account when deciding how much of a disadvantage. the network came up with apparently random answers. After the neural network’s training was complete. Page 16 of 225 .William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 Once a neural network’s training is complete it is hard to tell why it is coming up with a particular solution. The US military then tested the neural network with a further set of one hundred images. All the photographs with tanks were from a cloudy day and all the images without. for obvious purposes. only to find that on this round of testing. it can also be hard to tell how well (or how badly) trained a neural network is. requires largely heuristic construction and preparation. A tool used to solve heuristic problems. then a further one hundred images without. The training times on neural networks can also be a disadvantage. a sunny day. or even to verify the quality of the training. with and without tanks. When using neural networks is that. A classic example is that in the 1980s. Fifty pictures of each set were set aside and the neural network trained with the remaining one hundred images with and without tanks. train the neural network. the network had trained itself to recognise whether the sky was cloudy or not. They collected one hundred images with a concealed tank. there is no formal methodology with which to choose the architecture.

Garbage out”. lies in their ability for generalisation. The real strength of neural networks. This is generalisation and it is far more useful than it at first appears and similar from a very high-level perspective to how the human brain and brains in general function. One of the main research areas is using neural networks to recognise diseases/conditions via scans. Page 17 of 225 . Data sets for training neural networks generally separate into two sub-sets. the more accurate and in line with expectations and desires. This drawback is however one that is generally universal to computing (and many other areas) often referred to as “GIGO” or “Garbage in. The network training first takes place using the appropriate “training” set.Current Applications of Neural Networks 2.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 Another possible criticism is that neural networks are extremely dependant on the quality and content of the original training data set. the usual best approach is to simply feed them as much data as can be obtained. the eventual result will be. Neural networks make it more apparent however because (as in the previous US Military example) it can be difficult sometimes to decide what constitutes good data. “training” and “testing”. or it does exacerbate the problem with the time spent training the neural network. Testing may then take place with the “testing” set to determine accuracy with unseen data.Neural Networks in Medicine There is a large amount of research now covering the applications of neural networks in medicine. The more time spent training the neural network on quality data sets. in the opinion of the author.4 .1 . this has to be done within reason however. 2. covering as many relevant situations as possible.4. Fortunately since neural networks are (as has been mentioned above) good at ignoring irrelevant data.

being good at analysing patterns and predicting future trends. research on using neural networks to diagnose diseases took place. (Stergiou & Dimitrios.Neural Networks in Business Neural networks. (Stergiou & Dimitrios. a clear problem with this approach is that when using a neural network it would be difficult to tell how a neural network reached its conclusion.2 . A back-propagation neural net is integrated with the airline marketing tactician which monitored and recommended on booking for each flight.4. can fit very well into most business situations. merely a variety of scans covering all possible permutations of the disease or condition. However. Credit scoring. 1997) Page 18 of 225 . In the 1980s.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 This is particularly suitable work for neural networks because you do not need perfect examples of how to recognise the diseases and conditions. and assessing borrowers have all incorporated neural networks as an integral part of the system. 1997) 2. mortgage screening. thus supplying information more or less directly linked to the airlines main income. You can also use the technology to model parts of the human biological system in order to better understand it. for example the human cardio-vascular system. The main reasons for using a neural network to model the human cardio-vascular system are that a neural network is capable of adjusting itself to be relevant to a particular individual and also to adapt by itself to changes in that individual. Businesses have used neural networks in the past for applications such as assisting the marketing control of airline seat allocations in the AMT (Airline Marketing Tactician).

A neural network allows the robotic arms to be very flexible in their operation and perform self-adjustments as time goes by. 2008): • • • • Forward Kinematics Inverse Kinematics Dynamics Trajectory generation The ultimate goal of course is to position the “effecter” (I. Calculate the joint angles required for the arm to be in the appropriate position. 1999) 2.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 2.4. a robotic hand or any other similar manipulator) in the appropriate position to grasp or otherwise manipulate an object or part of an object.4 . 2008): • • • Determine the target coordinates relative to the robot.Robot Control Controlling manipulators (such as robotic arms in a car manufacturing plant) is usually how robotics and neural networks connect.3 .Object Trajectories Predicting the trajectory of an object in real time is another area where neural networks have been utilised. compensating automatically for wear and tear on Page 19 of 225 . Adjust the arm to the appropriate joint angles and close the effecter.4. (relatively speaking) involving the following steps (Robot Control. The position.e. (Marshall & Srikanth. When a robot arm is one hundred percent accurate that is a simple task. velocity and acceleration of the object being estimated in those implementations by several neural networks using several of the most recent measurements of the object coordinates. When controlling manipulators a neural net must deal with four major problems (Robot Control.

2 .3. A commonly used function is the sigmoid function as described in section 2.5. The sigmoid function is in the source code at 9.1 . In order to use a back-propagation training algorithm you must have a non-linear activation function for your artificial neuron. Adjust the weight of the output neurons to lessen the error. allowing us to apply our learning algorithm. This rule essentially describes adjusting the weight using the difference between the expected and actual outputs. 2008).cs” lines 130-133.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 themselves. The advantage of using a function like this is that it allows us to differentiate how close we came to the correct result.Back-propagation overview In essence.Back-propagation 2. based on the strength of the weights connecting them to the output neurons. Page 20 of 225 . Adjust the weight of the neurons to minimise the responsibility. 2.5.5 . training by back-propagation involves the steps: • • • • • Present a set of training data Compare the network’s output to the desired output at each output neuron and calculate the error. the disadvantage of a differentiable function is that it is by the use of these functions that local optima become apparent in the search space.1 -“Network. This is far preferable to having to perform lengthy and expensive re-calibrations on any regular basis (Robot Control.2 -The Artificial Neuron.Back-propagation in depth In a single layer neural network (or with a single node) the perceptron rule is applicable.1.1. Assign responsibility to each of the neurons in the previous level. 2.

2002) Therefore. 2002) In this equation “w” and “x” are as before. the following alteration to the perceptron learning rule would serve our purposes (Matthews. Provided you are using a differentiable function. Page 21 of 225 .Altered delta calculation rule for the output layer (Matthews. = 1− Equation 4 .William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 ∆ = ℎ = − . respectively. Back-propagation for the Uninitiated.Altered perceptron learning rule (Matthews.differentiated sigmoid function (Matthews.1. ℎ : = [1 − ] . The effect that the change will have on the following neurons in the network is an extra factor. Equation 3 – The delta rule (Matthews. such as the sigmoid function (see 2.2 -The Artificial Neuron) an alteration can be made to the perceptron learning rule allowing this difficulty to be overcome. as the effect that the change in the weight will have on the rest of the network is a missing factor. The sigmoid function differentiates very neatly. Back-propagation for the Uninitiated. 2002): ∆ = ℎ = − Equation 5 . “n” is the learning rate of the neural network. Back-propagation for the Uninitiated. Assuming the sigmoid activation function is in use. this rule has no positive effect in a multi-layer neural network. 2002) Calculating the hidden layer deltas is a little more complicated. Back-propagation for the Uninitiated. Back-propagation for the Uninitiated. 2002) However. The other two values “di and yi” are the actual and desired outputs. the output layer nodes training function can be written as: = 1− − Equation 6 .

1859) very neatly avoids one of the larger problems involved in software design: how to specify in advance all the possible permutations of the original problem and how the program should react to those permutations. although as it turned out I did not).7 . it is fast. The FANN library was decided upon for several reasons.3 -Libraries Researched) for other libraries investigated) implements a back-propagation solution and this library will be used in the project to implement a feed-forward back-propagation neural network. Therefore.The FANN neural network library (Nissen.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 Equation 7 . in order to apply this learning mechanism you start at the output of the network and work your way towards the inputs. against which to compare the genetic algorithm trained neural network.Genetic Algorithms Genetic algorithms attempt to copy natural laws to a certain extent in order to apply a random search pattern to a defined search space.3 . 2. saving me finding a separate library. in a language that can be linked to C# fairly easily and it also supports cascade neural networks. FANN) The FANN library (see (9.5. easy to implement. 2.6 . Most organisms evolve by means of sexual reproduction and natural selection (Darwin. Natural selection (Darwin. 1859) Page 22 of 225 . 2002) As demonstrated above. By using similar techniques to natural selection.Altered delta calculation rule for the hidden layer(s) (Matthews. open-source (allowing me to alter it if I needed too.Back-propagation library 2. Back-propagation for the Uninitiated. to calculate the delta for a hidden layer requires the deltas for the following layers. it is possible to “breed” solutions to problems.

but this variety helps to prevent stagnation in the gene pool. Also in 1975. then of the technical University of Berlin introduced a technique he named evolution strategy. across a range of subjects.History of Genetic Algorithms Genetic algorithms first appeared on computers in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. In 1965 one Ingo Rechenberg. although this technique involved no crossover. or indeed multiple genomes in a population. By 1962. this application was largely theoretical. simulating processes of biological evolution. This could result in either an effective or defective solution. by the author John Holland. built on papers both by himself and by other researchers.7. In 1975. This book presents the concepts of adaptive digital systems using mutation. Mutation plays a part in this as well. genetic algorithms were becoming more widely used. By the early 1980s. this mixing leads to much faster evolution than if off-spring simply copied the genetic material as it is in the parents. however. 2. a dissertation by Kenneth De Jong established the potential of genetic algorithms by showing that they perform well on a wide variety of data. during this process. During the process chromosomes line up together and then cross over partway along their length. swapping genetic material. occasionally causing the genetic information. genetic Page 23 of 225 . selection and crossover. At first. mostly designed to help evolutionary biologists’ model aspects of natural evolution.1 .William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 Sexual reproduction ensures mixing and recombination of genes. many researchers had independently developed evolution-inspired algorithms for function optimisation and machine learning but did not get much follow up to their work. to alter slightly in a random way. including noisy and discontinuous data. the publication of the book “Adaptation in Natural and Artificial Systems” occurred.

2004). proceeding with other more likely candidates.2.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 algorithms soon moved into commercial territory and nowadays help solve many problems in many different areas. This is “Schema Theorem” and allows a genetic algorithm to move towards the searchspace with the most promising individuals in a timely fashion and then select the best member of that group (Marczyk. Thanks to the parallelism that is a genetic algorithms main advantage. (Marczyk. methods.Advantages and Disadvantages of Genetic Algorithms 2. Many other algorithms are largely serial and can only explore a search-tree so far in any one direction before abandoning all progress and starting again from the beginning.2 . can be used to fairly accurately predict national trends. they are very well suited as a means of exploring search spaces too large to be effectively searched in a reasonable amount of time by other. more conventional. Genetic algorithms effectively explore many different branches of the tree at once and when a certain branch turns out to be non-optimal. abandon that search. a genetic algorithm is implicitly evaluating a much larger group of individuals. with processing power exponentially dedicated to better areas as the exploration progresses.Advantages The primary advantage of genetic algorithms is their inherent parallelism. These are “non-linear” Page 24 of 225 . or further up the hierarchy.7. 2004) 2.7. This leads to the exploration of a large proportion of the search space.1 . in the same way that the average response of a relatively small percentage of the population of any given country. The real advantage of parallelism however is that by evaluating the relatively small search-space that it does.

One of the largest strengths of genetic algorithms can at first glance appear to be their largest weakness. or never contained in their search space in the first place. each searching their own space for the best solution. Genetic algorithms have no prior knowledge about the problem they are trying to solve. This allows them to discover solutions that other algorithms may have over-looked. Selection allows the pruning of the least promising searches. such as crossover and mutation. This non-linearity results in a huge increase in the search space. genetic algorithms tend to give good results compared to other search strategies. However. Many real life problems are not like this. crossover allows promising solutions to share their success and mutation allows random changes in the local search space of a given solution.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 problems. Without crossover. the random nature of the various starting points of the initial population and the other methods they employ. each component’s fitness is individual and any improvement to individual component's fitness is necessarily an improvement to the whole. In infinite or very large search spaces. A third advantage of genetic algorithms is that they do not tend to be easily trapped by local optima. they produce random changes to their candidates and then use the objective function to determine whether those changes are positive or negative overall. making genetic algorithms an effective way to search them. selection and mutation a genetic algorithm is metaphorically similar to a large number of parallel depth first algorithms. it is hard to know whether we have reached the global optimum. due to their strength in navigating large search spaces (Marczyk. 2004). In a linear problem. they tend towards non-linearity where altering one component's fitness positively may make other components less fit and cause a ripple effect across the whole system. A good example of this is the concept Page 25 of 225 . or merely very good local optima. due again to the parallelism of their approach.

Likewise. if the size of the population is too low. or adjust them. If the mutation is too high. A further problem is that fitness functions can be deceptive. the investigation may cover too little of the search space to find the optimum solution (Marczyk. or real-valued numbers. genetic algorithms use strings of binary. in a form that the genetic algorithm can use. however that is only one point. the system will never converge towards a suitable solution. then genetic algorithms (and most other search techniques) are no better than a random search for finding the solution. therefore no gradual increase can lead you to it. rediscovered by genetic algorithms. etc.7. the genetic algorithm may end up solving an entirely different problem from the originally intended one.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 of negative feedback. Page 26 of 225 . however if it is too low. a comparatively smaller segment of the search space will be covered and the eventual solution may take longer to reach or never be reached as a result.2 . If you have a poorly written fitness function. with each number representing some distinct part of the solution (Marczyk.2. Another method is to use genetic programming. where the actual code of the program forms the genomes in the genetic algorithm and it can swap portions in or out. population size. integer. the global optima is at the far right. For example in the diagram below. 2004). if the solutions to various problems are in areas of the search space that the fitness function would not consider likely. there is no slope leading to it. 2. A third issue is setting the correct mutation rate. 2004). but denied a patent for several years because it ran counter to established beliefs (Marczyk.Disadvantages One of the disadvantages of a genetic algorithm is the necessity of representing the problem the genetic algorithm is trying to solve. 2004). Generally. A second disadvantage of genetic algorithms is that the fitness function is crucial to the development of a suitable solution for the problem.

A further problem is premature convergence: this occurs when a mutation early in the process produces a large leap in the fitness of that particular genome. but altogether easier to find. Page 27 of 225 . In this example a properly constructed genetic algorithm would be likely to settle on the marginally less optimal. including sigma scaling and Boltzmann selection (Mitchell.local optimum (units are undefined in this case). lowering the diversity of the population and resulting in genetic algorithms possibly falling into the local optima that the mutation represents. unless by random chance it discovered the point with the most optimum solution. This is because analytical solutions usually produce more accurate results faster than a genetic algorithm (or any heuristic method) is capable of (Marczyk. 1996). where analytical solutions exist they should be take precedence over genetic algorithms. 900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 Figure 4 . 2004). Finally. which will then reproduce abundantly. local optima in the centre of the diagram. There are various methods for solving this.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 you either have the solution or you don’t.

Representation of a Neural Network within a Genetic Algrithm As a rule. The error surfaces associated with these problems tend to be highly variable and contain many local optima.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 2. Genetic algorithms also have the benefit that they do not place any restrictions whatsoever on the architecture of the neural network. Page 28 of 225 . 1995).Training Neural Networks with Genetic Algorithms Training neural networks is a form of problem solving.8 . In addition.2 . the only information genetic algorithms require to train a neural network is an objective function (as described in 2.Determining Weight Values with Genetic Algorithms Genetic algorithms (as described in 2. since you are merely increasing the size of the genomes being worked with. these are not a complete solution (Blum. 2. 1992).8. involving finding the optimum values for a set of real numbers (connection weights) which will produce the least error in the results from the neural network.5 -Back-propagation) which is a gradient descent algorithm and as such can be easily trapped in local optima (Branke.7 -Genetic Algorithms) are good at avoiding being stuck on local optima due to their searching several regions of search space simultaneously. 2. There are methods to try to avoid this problem when using back propagation.1 . however. to test the appropriateness of a given genome. a neural network representation within a genetic algorithm is a concatenation of all the weighs in the neural network.7 -Genetic Algorithms). however the method of choice for training neural networks is usually back propagation (see 2.8. not altering them besides that in any way. such as adding a “momentum” to the algorithm. to try to help it move beyond local optima.

Page 29 of 225 . one or two hidden layers of an indeterminate number of nodes and one output layer. The average neural network has an input layer. Standard genetic algorithms use binary strings.8. however representing a large number of real valued numbers as a binary string.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 Crossover can disrupt genes far apart. but is less likely to do so for genes close together. side by side). it is also possible to use a genetic algorithm to evolve a structure for a neural network.Using Genetic Algorithms to Determine Neural Network Structure As well as using a genetic algorithm to evolve the weight set for a fixed-structure neural network. Because of this it is helpful to keep functional units close together (I. outputs to inputs. place a neurons input and output weights. to form a feed forward network. The problem at hand dictates the input and output layer structures. One of the most important decisions when deciding how to represent a neural network within a genome is whether to use binary strings or real number strings.3 . 1995).e. can lead to very large strings (thousands of bits) (Branke. a nodes input weights and the nodes of a layer. 2. These are all connected.

As mentioned in section 1. a neural networks generalisation is its main strength and therefore you do not wish to lose it.A feed-forward neural network This architecture is then altered (number of nodes in each hidden layer.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 Figure 5 . if the neural network architecture is too complex. the neural network will learn fast but will generate too specific a solution and will not generalize between similar inputs. the neural network will never learn to solve the problem (or come close enough to suggest a solution). this is not necessarily the most efficient form for a network for any given problem and the trial and error method is an inefficient method for determining the correct architecture for an optimally performing neural network for the problem at hand. There is also no method to check how optimal your solution is (Branke. a neural network topology to deal with that problem. If neural network architecture is too simplistic for the problem at hand. On the other hand. number of hidden layers) by trial and error and intuition to establish a neural network that performs well for the problem at hand. Page 30 of 225 .0. given a specific problem. Although network architecture plays such a large role in network performance. 1995). However. there is currently no method by which to establish.

3. the network is divided into areas and for each area the number of nodes and the density of connections to other nodes is determined (Branke. Page 31 of 225 . or low-level encoding and the weak. In direct encoding. or high-level encoding (Branke.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 2. There are two methods for representing neural network topologies within a genetic algorithm.Representing neural network structure Representing the structure of a neural network within a genetic algorithm is not as straightforward as representing the weight values of a neural network within a genetic algorithm. Ideally. indirect. whereas high-level encodings group together connections and/or nodes.8. thus eliminating the searching of meaningless space and by definition. Low-level encodings specify each connection individually. a representation is required which can accommodate all networks that will work for the problem but none that will not. 1995).1 . an exception is possible. the strong. the genetic algorithm represents the neural network by means of its connections. 1995). direct. thus meaning that in order to remove a node completely. Back propagation learning rate is also a parameter for one of these areas. In cases where a genetic algorithm determines the number of hidden layers and the number of nodes per hidden layer and the network itself is interconnected fully. you must remove all connections to or from that node completely. In one version of high level encoding of a neural network. being able to contain the most optimum solution for the problem at hand.

will not ever succeed in learning the problem.9 . The algorithm attempts to solve the issues associated with back-propagation that produce slow learning. and the moving target problem (Fahlman & Lebiere. The Cascade-Correlation Learning Architecture. As mentioned in section 5. Neural networks that are too small on the other hand. by limiting the potential size of the networks evolved and preventing the generation of overly large and complex networks but on the other hand. a balance between speed of learning and generalisation exhibited in the trained network is necessary. 1995). This can lead to human bias entering the system and affecting the outcome. 1991). These mapping methods are therefore more suitable for small networks or networks with a small number of connections.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 One of the reasons why alternatives to low-level encoding arose is the exponential rise in the number of connections. This could be useful. it is impossible to know whether these large and complex networks may be the most suitable way to solve the problem at hand. 2. These are the Step-size problem. Page 32 of 225 . as the size of the neural network increases.Cascade Correlation The cascade learning architecture is a method by which the training algorithm builds the neural network as it proceeds. A problem with high level encoding is that regular networks are favoured but not every network is equally probable.2 neural networks that are too large will solve a problem fast but will not generalize well and therefore their usefulness is limited severely. which is obviously undesirable. This section largely drawn from information in: “Curved trajectory prediction using a self-organizing neural network” (Branke. Therefore.

Page 33 of 225 . the initiation of a number of “candidate” units takes place and trained using either the perceptron rule (2. and “Eo”.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 The system begins with a basic neural network of inputs and outputs (numbers of each dictated by the task as usual) and no hidden layer.2 -Back-propagation in depth). the quantities ‘`v ’ and ‘`Eo’ are the values of v and Eo averaged over all patterns (Fahlman & Lebiere. The connection between each input and output is via an adjustable weight. or sometimes the quick prop rule (Fahlman. In order to maximise "s". the candidate unit’s value. Equation 8 . the residual output error at “o” (Fahlman & Lebiere. The “candidate” nodes take the neural net inputs. and attempt to maximise “s” the sum overall output units “o” of the magnitude of the correlation between “v”. The output units may use either a linear or differentiable activation function. 'p' is the training pattern. An Empirical Study of Learning Speed in Back-Propagation Networks.2 -Back-propagation in depth) or the quick prop rule (Fahlman. After a number of training cycles pass with no substantial improvement (the precise number being determined by a user-supplied “patience” parameter). 1991).5. 1988). The Cascade-Correlation Learning Architecture. or if the networks output is of sufficient quality the training is ended. There is also a bias input.5. 1991). 'v' is the candidate unit's value. with a value of one.The definition of 's' given that 'o' is the network output at which the error is measured. plus the outputs of any previously created units. with the aim of getting as close to a solution as possible. the partial derivative of "s" with respect to each of the candidate unit’s incoming weights "wi" is a necessity. It then trains the adjustable weights using the perceptron rule (as described in 2. 1988). The Cascade-Correlation Learning Architecture. If a trigger occurs for the addition of a unit. either an extra node is added. = −` −` . An Empirical Study of Learning Speed in BackPropagation Networks.

p’ is the input the candidate receives from unit ‘i’ for pattern ‘p’. Page 34 of 225 . = . Adjustable weights link the outputs for this node and all the output nodes inputs. The connection of the best of the candidates to the neural network as it stands takes place. 1991). Expansion and differentiation of this calculation can then take place. The training iterations for these adjustable weights in the main network then continue. Equation 10 .William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 Equation 9 . or the completed training epochs reaches a maximum level. After these computations are complete. and the inputs for that node are frozen. ‘f'p’ is the derivative for pattern 'p' of the candidate unit's activation function with respect to the sum of it’s inputs and ‘Ii. The Cascade-Correlation Learning Architecture.The partial derivative of ’s’ (Fahlman & Lebiere. a gradient descent to maximize "s" can take place.The partial derivative of ‘s’ with respect to each of the candidates incoming weights ‘wi’. −` ′ . Once the correlation on a candidate has reached an acceptable level. . where ‘oo’ is the sign of the correlation between the candidates value output ‘o’.

The Cascade Correlation Learning Architecture. A first node has been added. Page 35 of 225 . 1991) Cascade-Correlation 1991).The second state of a cascade correlation neural network.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Neural Milestone 3 Figure 6 . The Cascade Correlation Learning Architecture.The initial state of a cascade correlation neural network. The square econd connections are locked weights (Fahlman & Lebiere. Figure 7 . The circular connections are adjustable weights (Fahlman & Lebiere. 1991) Cascade-Correlation 1991).

with two nodes added (Fahlman & Lebiere. Page 36 of 225 . 1991).The third state of a cascade correlation neural network. The Cascade-Correlation Learning Architecture.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 Figure 8 .

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2.10 - C# User Interface Programming
C# uses the Winforms API to create user interfaces. It allows you to “draw” objects on a form in a visual manner to design your layout and then access and alter properties and subproperties of those objects in your programming code. A separate thread for each Window in Winforms exists, in order to facilitate performance on modern multi-core machines, although it does make it more difficult to move data between the forms. A method using “delegate functions” (similar to “function pointers” in C++) and “events” (Lysle, 2007) is the method I will use. Another challenge is making the neural network training independent of the user interface, in order to avoid the interface freezing whilst training a neural network. The solution I plan for this is to use the background worker object provided with C#, which allows you to assign a delegate function to be your background task, and will trigger events upon completion, for which event handlers will be executed (Microsoft, BackgroundWorker Class, 2009). Making a C# user interface interact with C++/CLI dll’s simply involves adding a reference to the dll in your project, via the Visual Studio® user interface.

2.11 - Writing C++/CLI Wrappers for Unmanaged C++ code
The cleanest method of connecting a native C++ or C dll or piece of code to a managed C# interface is via a C++/CLI bridge class. The VC++ compiled can swap between managed and unmanaged code on the fly whilst compiling and allows you to have both managed and unmanaged code (in C++) as part of the same project. Thus, a managed class can communicate with the unmanaged class (performing appropriate marshalling of the non-primitive data types (Microsoft, Using C++ Interop (Implicit PInvoke), 2009)) and the C# code can then access it directly.

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2.12 - Application of Research
The research presented here will help to produce the deliverables for milestone two and milestone three of my final year project: I plan to combine C# for the user interface and C++ for the neural network back-ends in order to create an efficient, powerful and fast solution. Section 2.11 -Writing C++/CLI Wrappers for Unmanaged C++ code, covers the combination of C# and C++ so I will not bother to cover it here, I plan to use the DLL method, with one DLL combining managed and unmanaged C++ linked into my C #user interface code. The user interface will then have methods to adjust parameters such as the genetic algorithms population size, number of generations, etc. In order to test and see what kind of genetic algorithm learns and develops fastest. It will also allow you to specify the number of back-propagation iterations. The use of this application will be in evaluating the difference in performance between a genetic algorithm, back-propagation algorithm and cascade correlation algorithm as neural network training algorithms.

3 - Design
The purpose of this application will be to allow the user to run a back-propagation trained neural network, or a genetic algorithm trained neural network and present the results of the network in such a fashion as to allow analysis and comparison of the training methods and their suitability in different situations.

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3.1 - Program Requirements
The program must be able to: • • • • • • Run a genetic algorithm on a feed forward fully interconnected neural network to train the network. Run a back propagation algorithm on a similar network to train the network. Run a cascade algorithm on a similar network to train the network. Allow the user to set appropriate variables (see 3.4.2 -New Network Wizard) to adjust the execution of the learning algorithm selected for the neural network. Allow the user to select which learning algorithm they wish to use. Display the results of running that algorithm on a neural network in a meaningful fashion.

3.2 - Design of the Class Structure
Before I discovered a simple to program and effective design, I tried and discarded two designs. I eventually used the third design and it is that third design documented here. The two prior designs to this involved representing neural networks via objects and compositions of objects in vectors, which lead to flexible, but slow and overly complex code upon experimentation. The final solution, the solution documented here, is a far simpler one (in terms of the neural network representation, it is far more detailed in the other areas than the initial designs were). This solution loosely follows a model, view, controller architecture. The solution enables easy replacement of sections of code as long as the interfaces and outputs remain the same. For more information on the class structure, see section 9.2 -UML Class Diagram.

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3.3 - Linking C# code to managed dll’s
Linking C# code and managed dll’s is a simple process (in Visual Studio) as explained in (2.11 -Writing C++/CLI Wrappers for Unmanaged C++ code) of selecting the references section in the C# project in question and adding the dll you wish to refer too. Then you can simply add a “using” directive to use the dll namespace and create, destroy, and use the classes within as if they were native C# classes. This can be seen in (9.1.2.6 “Algorithms\BackProp.cs”) and (9.1.2.4 -“Algorithms\CascadeCorrelation.cs”) with the “using FANN_Wrapper;” directive. This is superior to the direct C# to unmanaged code linking that used in milestone two, since it makes for cleaner and thus more easily maintainable code and the code is more robust in this fashion. The robustness comes from the fact that C++/CLI is far better at interacting with unmanaged C++ code than C# is. Indeed – they can even be in the same source file and compiled into one object. Therefore, by using a C++/CLI wrapper to interface to the unmanaged C++ and then interacting with the C++/CLI wrapper/s errors are less likely to arise.

3.4 - Design of the User Interface
The construction of the user interface utilised the Winforms based tools in visual studio 2008 (see 2.10 -C# User Interface Programming). I also used the ZedGraph control (ZedGraph) to display the graph of my results.

3.4.1 - Main Form
The main form is the crux of the application (as is default in C# Winforms programming) and if the main form is closed, all other forms and classes are disposed and the application terminates.

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Three buttons will therefore be present.4.2 -New Network Wizard) a method to train the current network and a method to test that training.2 .4. which simply needs to display the graph of the mean squared error over the current epoch/generation.Network and Output tab This tab needs a method by which to initialise the adding of a new network (3.4.1.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 3. Page 41 of 225 .Mean Squared Error Graph tab The mean squared error graph tab is a simple tab. Figure 9 – Network and output tab design (Main form) 3.1. One display will show network details and one display will show the training and testing output. along with two displays.1 .

Mean squared error tab design (Main form) 3.Dataset tab This tab needs two display sections. Figure 11 .1.Dataset tab design (Main form) Page 42 of 225 . to show the training data and to show the testing data.4.3 .William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 Figure 10 .

5 -Back-propagation. out of three choices previously mentioned (2.1 -Learning Algorithm tab (if no algorithm has yet been selected.Network Settings tab This tab allows you to set appropriate settings for the network and training algorithm you have selected in 3.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 3.4.2. 2.New Network Wizard The new network wizard is the form that appears when the user selects the creation of a new network.2.2.4. The user can progress through the steps via the “previous” and “next” buttons or via the tabs at the top in whatever order you choose.9 -Cascade Correlation). 3. Figure 12 .2 . Verification of all data takes place before the form passes control back to the main form and triggers a main form event with a parameter that takes a specially constructed class to transfer the data from the wizard. Page 43 of 225 .Design of the training algorithm tab (Wizard form) 3. It allows you to move in a logical progression through the set up process of a new neural network and associated training algorithm. 2.4.7 Genetic Algorithms.1 .Learning Algorithm tab On the learning algorithm tab you select the learning algorithm for the neural network you are creating. the default is genetic algorithm).4.2 .

William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 Figure 13 . Figure 14 . both to protect the main form from data inputs that may cause training problems and to provide a visual indicator of work taking place.3 .3 .2.Design of the network settings tab (Wizard form) 3.4.4. Page 44 of 225 . or to choose custom data sets from your hard disk for training and testing data (appropriately formatted in the FANN style).Dataset selection tab design (Wizard form) 3.Working Form The working form is merely a small display shown as a dialog (lock out access to displaying form) which shows whilst a neural network is training.Dataset tab The dataset tab allows you either to select from two pre-setup datasets.

Clicking the datasets button or the licenses button displays the appropriate information.4 .Datasets display Clicking the data sets button displays a tabbed interface. project supervisor.1 . project description). Figure 16 .About form design (About form) 3.4. displays licensing information and displays information on the pre selected datasets.About Form The about form displays information about the application (author.Working form design (Working form) 3.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 Figure 15 .4.4. one tab with XOR information and one tab with Fishers Iris Data information. clicking the same button again hides that information. Page 45 of 225 .

depending on your selection.Dataset display design (About form) 3.Licenses display design (About form) 4 . Figure 18 . with small portions in C++/CLI and the back-end FANN (Nissen. FANN) library written in C and linked as a static library to the managed FANN_Wrapper dynamic link library.4.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 Figure 17 .4. Page 46 of 225 . it will display the appropriate license.Implementation The implementation is largely in C#.Licenses display Clicking the licenses button displays a small information panel with selection methods.2 .

Network and Output tab Figure 19 .1.User Interface Implementation The implementation of the user interface is mainly in C#.Network and Output tab Page 47 of 225 .2 -“FrmMain. 4.1.cs”.1.1 .William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 4. mostly via the visual design tools found in visual studio 2008. 4.1.1 .1.1 .Main Form The main forms code is in section 9.

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Licenses View Figure 27 .1.1.5 . Licenses view 4.Working Form Figure 28 .Passing Information between Forms Passing the data between the wizard form and the main form takes place as previously described (2. Page 54 of 225 .10 -C# User Interface Programming) via events and delegate functions.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 4.3.2 .About form.1.4 .Working form 4.

1. Events.1.1.Keeping the User Interface Active whilst Processing is Occurring The user interface delegates the processing to a background worker class.1. the processing of the class sent from the Wizard form takes place (see 9.1.6 .William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 An event is a method of notifying a listening object that something has occurred. (See 9.1.1.1.2 -“FrmMain.cs”.1.1. The declaration of a new event handler in the main form takes place prior to displaying the new neural network wizard form (see 9.cs”.2 -“FrmMain. In the event handler in the main form.3 -“Wiz1.1 -“NetworkUpdatedEventHandler”).1. when instantiated.cs”.2 -“FrmMain.1.2 -“FrmMain. This leads to a user interface that is much more accessible (Microsoft.1.1. 4. The trigger of a new event takes place in the Wizard form when you are on the last tab and the user clicks “next” (see 9. The two-event handling functions are at 9. 2007). Page 55 of 225 .1. lines 266-281).cs” lines 120-129). the background worker class is instantiated and supplied with the event handler references functions (see 9. lines 29-44).cs”. 2009). are associated with a delegate function to respond to that event (Lysle.3 -“Wiz1.1. lines 306-353. Firstly. The “NetworkUpdatedEventArgs” class is a storage class for passing data (see 9. Then the runworkerasync function executes and then shows the working form.cs” lines 145-163). BackgroundWorker Class.cs” lines 70-119). The declaration and association of a delegate and an event takes place in the form that needs to generate an event (9.2 “FrmMain. lines 29 – 31).1.

NET sort methods in the sorting part of the genetic algorithm).cs” lines 32-44).Back-propagation and Cascade Correlation Implementation The FANN library implements both cascade correlation and back propagation (Nissen.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 4. The neural network specific functionality added to the network model in the network specialisation class GANetwork (see 9.3 Page 56 of 225 . FANN) which is a C programming language based neural network library.cs” lines 51-126) 4.3.1. after having used C# extensively in the UI I felt more confident about the performance loss and the use of the programming language itself.5 -“Algorithms\GeneticAlgorithm.cs that links into the . • • The sorting implementation in GANetwork.2.2.NET built in functionality (see 9.1. There is an unmanaged C++ wrapper (9.2 -“GANetwork.4.2 .1.cs” for the C# implementation) The main points to note in the code as it stands are: • The crossover (single-point) and mutation (random increment or decrement) implementations (see 9.cs” lines 176204).1. it was both faster than the C++ implementation (due mostly to my use of build in . Therefore. and the Dll linked to this to allow access to the functionality. Once this implementation was complete.3.1. when the C++ implementation of genetic algorithms that I wrote functioned.2.2 -“GANetwork.1 .Genetic Algorithm Implementation Although the original design was to implement genetic algorithms in C++. but had issues with memory leaks and was slow. and didn’t suffer from the memory leaks (being managed code) so that’s the version that exists in the application today (see 9.5 “Algorithms\GeneticAlgorithm. I decided to try re-implementing it in C#. The compilation of the FANN library is static.

Neural Network Implementation Although two previous attempts made at programming a neural network. The inputs and weights are structures so that the coordinates for an input. the separation of the textual inputs takes place. via a number of designated separator characters. 9. 4. these arrays form parameters for the other functions.h”.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 “UnManaged_FANN_BackProp.h”.6 -“UnManaged_FANN_CasC. and the outputs.h”.4. layers. the weights. 9.2 -“DatasetParser. into arrays of strings.1. C# accesses the C++/CLI class directly.1 -“FANN_Wrapper. via references to these objects passed down via the hierarchy (references are passed to avoid the necessity of passing entire strings down the hierarchy).1.1. 4. and nodes) the eventual implementation turned out to be basic yet effective (9.4. the initialisation of all the arrays to their correct sizes takes place and then the initialisation of the weights to a random double between zero and one.4 . 9. 9.cs”) parses data directly from the rich text boxes that they’re displayed upon on the main form. number of outputs) separates the data into two-dimensional arrays suitable to be passed to other functions.1.4. In the initialisation routines (lines 28-124).4 “UnManaged_FANN_BackProp.4. which allows it to manipulate the FANN functions in the static library through this class.3.4. followed an object-based structure (network. the inputs.cpp”.1.5 -“UnManaged_FANN_CasC.2 -“FANN_Wrapper. In the constructor (lines 41 – 77).cpp”) for the Cbased FANN functions in the DLL and a C++/CLI wrapper (9. Three jagged arrays are utilised. which using the data from the heading (number of epochs of data. From there.2.cpp”) for the unmanaged C++ classes. Page 57 of 225 . which store respectively.cs”).1. number of inputs. will also be the coordinates for its corresponding weight (lines 17-19).1 -“Network.Data Parser Implementation The data parser (9.3 .1.

02 for Fishers iris data and the virus classification data. input layer.Testing Data Testing took place several times for each algorithm and dataset (see 9. The genetic algorithm and back-propagation neural networks each had four hidden nodes for each dataset.01 for XOR and 0. five times for Virus classification and Fishers iris data). I tested the neural network implementation by creating a neural network with structure 2. the dataset is too small to split. there are three functions. and hidden layer which are all called by the public “run()” function (lines 241-270).4 -Datasets) (ten times for XOR. 3. so repetition is instead used. 5 . Page 58 of 225 . The target error was 0. As the program presented the data in each case.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 The main functionality of the neural network class can be found in the “internal” region (lines 126-235). 1. All nodes determine their outputs using the sigmoid function (lines 130-133). to run the output layer. Then entered the weights from the neural network program (by means of using the visual studio debugger to check variable values) into the spreadsheet and checked that the outputs coincided.XOR In the XOR dataset.1 . and creating a neural network with a similar structure on an excel spreadsheet. 5. recording took place for analysis.

0099113 0.00983181 0.00992081 0.Genetic Algorithms Iterations (GA) 591 407 500 466 499 534 675 557 357 939 552.Back-propagation In the back-propagation testing data.009829335 0.009162436 0.00990403 0. Iterations (BP) 345 287 319 327 301 323 421 315 362 325 332.006150786 0.00989974 0.0099765 0.00957518 0.5 Result MSqE (BP) 0.009566951 0.009375132 0.009162436 0. because of floating point inaccuracies converting between double precision floating-point numbers in my code and single precision in the FANN code.009888967 0.Back-propagation testing data (XOR) Page 59 of 225 .00957518 0.00881867 0.009157809 Testing MSqE (GA) 0.0098402 0.00997699 0.00998032 0.009375132 0.00998027 0.009885499 Table 3 .00990161 0.Genetic Algorithm testing data (XOR) 5.009962559 0.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 5.5 Result MSqE (GA) 0.00988649 0.009248076 0.00995716 0.1.009157809 Table 2 .00991907 0.00992291 0.00999069 0.009248076 0.009566951 0.009888967 0.00881867 0.1 .009962559 0.1.00987211 0.006150786 0.009829335 0.00999799 0.00998959 0.2 .00988863 0. the mean squared error from the network result and the testing mean squared error are different despite the data being the same.009969323 Testing MSqE (BP) 0.

Cascade Correlation testing data (XOR) Page 60 of 225 . the call back function triggers.18E-13 7.86E-14 1.008039565 Testing MSqE (CC) 7. which is when the program records the mean squared error.00798691 0.78E-14 1. but in the case of cascade training.99E-13 1.Cascade Correlation In the cascade correlation data.1.14E-14 2.00889787 0.00960884 0.3 .00992534 0.00863005 0.43545E-13 Table 4 .00855044 0.32E-13 2.00585159 0.00656719 0.83E-13 2.00573252 0.22E-13 1.0086449 0.02E-13 1. At each node addition.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 5. Nodes (CC) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 Result MSqE (CC) 0.02E-13 2. the testing result differs quite widely from the network result. the network is trained more after that point (output weight training).

William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 5.002 0 0 5 10 15 Result MSqE (GA) Result MSqE (BP) Result MSqE (CC) Figure 30 .Graphs 1000 900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 0 5 10 15 Iterations (GA) Iterations (BP) Nodes (CC) Figure 29 .Mean squared error upon last training test (XOR) Page 61 of 225 .4 .01 0.004 0.006 0.1.008 0.012 0.Number of iterations to achieve target (XOR) 0.

012 0.The mean squared error at testing (XOR) Page 62 of 225 .004 0.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 0.002 0 0 5 10 15 Testing MSqE (GA) Testing MSqE (BP) Testing MSqE (CC) Figure 31 .006 0.01 0.008 0.

0141935 Table 6 .2 .0196297 0.018789438 0.2.0199719 0.019719802 0.Cascade Correlation Nodes (CC) 2 2 2 2 2 2 Mean squared error (CC) 0.0195853 0.01956255614 Testing mean squared error (GA) 0.0199918 0.3 .1 .01998996 Testing mean squared error (BP) 0.0193595 0.Genetic Algorithms Iterations (GA) 1928 1834 1277 2835 8716 3318 Mean squared error (GA) 0.0160925 Table 7 .019751257 0.018789438 0.Back-propagation testing data (Iris data) 5.014144 0.019763877 0.0189456 0.Fishers Iris data 5.2 .019763877 0.0199892 0.0143778 0.019751257 0.0141406 0.2.0158679 0.Cascade correlation testing data (Iris data) Page 63 of 225 .0199999 0.0199916 0.014116 0.Back-propagation Iterations (BP) 434 529 474 391 527 471 Mean squared error (BP) 0.019775896 0.0143806 0.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 5.0198416 0.0199972 0.019775896 0.Genetic algorithm testing data (Iris data) 5.01950238 Testing mean squared error (CC) 0.2.0164964 0.0140669 0.01956255614 Table 5 .0139982 0.019719802 0.

4 .02 0.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 5.0202 0.Mean squared error upon last training test (Iris data) Page 64 of 225 .0192 0.0188 0.0198 0.Number of iterations to achieve target (Iris data) 0.0194 0.Graphs 10000 9000 8000 7000 6000 5000 4000 3000 2000 1000 0 0 2 4 6 Iterations (GA) Iterations (BP) Nodes (CC) Figure 32 .2.019 0.0186 0 2 4 6 Mean squared error (GA) Mean squared error (BP) Mean squared error (CC) Figure 33.0196 0.

The mean squared error at testing (Iris data) 5. cucumber. which are the number of amino acid residues per molecule of coat protein. tomato. and others. The dataset is in order: • • • • Hordeviruses x3 Tobraviruses x6 Tobamoviruses x39 Furoviruses x13 Page 65 of 225 .02 Testing mean squared error (GA) Testing mean squared error (BP) Testing mean squared error (CC) 0.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 0.005 0 0 2 4 6 Figure 34.01 0.3 .Virus Classification This dataset covers 61 viruses affecting several crops including tobacco. There are 18 measurements on each virus.015 0.025 0.

0350318 0.017043 0.019092293 0.Genetic Algorithms testing data (Viruses) 5.0197935 0.0391179 0.01983722 Mean Squared Error testing (BP) 0.0199916 0.00979968 0.017723052 0.019927361 0.00640291 0.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 5.3.2 .Cascade Correlation testing data (Viruses) Page 66 of 225 .01870197 0.019743 0.0190612094 Table 8 .0393106 0.3.0190612094 Mean Squared Error testing (GA) 0.0165979 0.4 Mean Squared Error training (CC) 0.011585152 Table 10 .019092293 0.0195173 0.Back-propagation testing data (Viruses) 5.00980208 0.019861371 0.0185152 0.Cascade Correlation Nodes (CC) 1 2 1 2 1 1.8 Mean Squared Error training (GA) 0.0196959 0.0111416 0.Genetic Algorithms Iterations (GA) 1818 1421 896 11676 1068 3375.3.017723052 0.0194383 0.0434423 0.3 .019861371 0.2 Mean Squared Error training (BP) 0.0347797 0.0105845 0.01870197 0.019927361 0.Back-propagation Iterations (BP) 3275 10922 2800 3744 6295 5407.0199621 0.016183342 Mean Squared Error testing (CC) 0.1 .03833646 Table 9 .

005 0 0 2 4 6 Figure 36 .Graphs 14000 12000 10000 8000 6000 4000 2000 0 0 2 4 6 Iterations (GA) Iterations (BP) Nodes (CC) Figure 35 .4 .Mean squared error upon last training test (Viruses) Page 67 of 225 .3.Number of iterations to achieve target (Viruses) 0.015 0.025 0.02 Mean Squared Error training (GA) Mean Squared Error training (BP) Mean Squared Error training (CC) 0.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 5.01 0.

1. genetic algorithms and back-propagation offer similar performance in solving the problem.Back-propagation and Genetic Algorithms 6.Comparisons 6.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 0.02 0. Genetic algorithms take around five hundred iterations on average to produce a workable solution when aiming for a mean squared error of below 0.025 0. Page 68 of 225 .01 0. Genetic algorithm solutions are slightly more accurate. The back-propagation implementation seems to be slightly faster in real-time but this is possibly attributable to managed code inefficiencies versus unmanaged code. but to a negligible degree in this scenario.045 0.035 0. or possible inefficiencies in my programming.1 .015 0.1 .05 0.03 0.Mean squared error at testing (Viruses) 6 .04 0.005 0 0 2 4 6 Mean Squared Error testing (GA) Mean Squared Error testing (BP) Mean Squared Error testing (CC) Figure 37 .01. versus backpropagations 333 iterations on average.XOR As regards to the XOR problem.

whilst the cascade algorithm used 2 nodes to solve the problems.1. 6.2 . genetic algorithms taking 550 generations on average to solve the problem to a suitable accuracy.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 6. Page 69 of 225 .1 .2 .2.XOR This problem was solved more effectively by the Cascade algorithm than by genetic algorithms.2. The genetic algorithm solutions also held their effectiveness through to the testing data with extreme consistency.Virus Classification The solution of this problem was more effective by genetic algorithms than by backpropagation.8 generations versus 5407.1. The cascade algorithm also achieves a higher degree of accuracy. With an average of 3318 generations for genetic algorithms versus 471 epochs for back-propagation this became clear. The back-propagation generated networks were also more accurate overall (in fact on this particular problem analysed the testing data more effectively than the training data). whereas the back-propagation solutions lost effectiveness on the training data.2 . FANN)) this is around 300 epochs to solve the problem.Cascade Correlation and Genetic Algorithms 6.Fishers Iris Data Genetic algorithms clearly found this a difficult problem to solve as opposed to backpropagation.3 . on this data set cascade training came to a satisfactory solution faster and more accurately than genetic algorithms. 6. At a maximum of 150 epochs per node added (the default (Nissen. 6.Fishers Iris Data Again. with an average of 3375.2 epochs for backpropagation.

although there are further investigations I would like to continue with given more time (and may continue with in my own time). With more time. genetic algorithms fall down as a solution.2.Evaluation Overall. with the information presented and discussed here.Virus Classification With this data set cascade training again came to a satisfactory solution faster and more accurately than genetic algorithms did on the same data. Page 70 of 225 . 7 . more in-depth testing using more varied datasets a clearer comparison and possibly drawbacks associated with cascade training may become evident. solutions developed using genetic algorithms tend to hold their effectiveness through to the data set effectively.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 6.3 . Compared to cascade correlation however. the unavoidable conclusion is that cascade training is the most effective of the three training methods examined. however. They are roughly as effective as back-propagation training and although back-propagation is faster for the most part.Testing conclusions Genetic algorithms are a valuable and effective means of training neural networks. 6. I feel the project has been a success.3 .

Page 71 of 225 . as well as previous research.How many of the original objectives were achieved? The original objectives were as follows (9. Build a user-interface for the aforementioned application allowing for easy alteration of appropriate variables. Identify the most effective ways of training neural networks using genetic algorithms. leading to a more solid conclusion and more information on the various strengths and weaknesses of the various learning algorithms examined.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 7.1 . Research current information on training neural networks using genetic algorithms. Build an application that is capable of training a neural network with a genetic algorithm and with a backpropagation system. Using above application. and in which cases these methods are suitable. “Identify the most effective ways of training neural networks using genetic algorithms.” With more time more advanced tests could be undertaken using larger data sets. and that allows manual adjustment of relevant variables. The only objective that I feel could be improved upon is the final objective. and in which cases these methods are suitable.5 -Objectives): Research the fields of genetic algorithms and neural networks. evaluate training methods for neural networks.

William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 8 .Possible Improvements More advanced testing would be the biggest improvement that more time would make possible. Due to small conflicts between managed and unmanaged memory. Improve memory management. the program occasionally causes an exception (most specifically when creating cascade or back-propagation networks in quick succession). These could be resolved fairly simply (I believe) by implementing the iDispose interface in my managed code to allow it to be destroyed upon demand instead of waiting for the garbage collector. Testing both with and without scaling and utilising different scaling methods. Page 72 of 225 . Testing with datasets that would take large amounts of time to train. Some forms of testing that would be possible are: • • • • • Testing with datasets with larger numbers of inputs Testing with large datasets that attempt to train the network to distinguish between small differences in data.

allowing more to be undertaken successfully. • • Attempt to improve the speed of the genetic algorithm. (the new network wizard and the working form) lock out the rest of the program. 8. Contrary to my opinion before undertaking extensive usage of C# I now believe the reduced development time. Making the forms shown as dialogs. as well as implementing roulette wheel selection.2 .1 . is worth the possibility of reduced performance. Page 73 of 225 . Having the back-propagation algorithm in C# similar to the genetic algorithm would also allow a more “apples to apples” comparison. for the reasons stated above.Possible Training Algorithm Improvements With more time. • Implement the cascade training algorithm in C# instead of C++. but still minimize instead of blocking other computer programs. experimenting with multiple point crossover and other crossover forms. Implement the back-propagation algorithm in C# instead of C++.Possible User Interface Improvements The main improvements to the user interface that I would make if I had more time are: • • Increased number of variable options presented to the user (with appropriate defaults set). I would experiment with the following training algorithm improvements: • Improve the genetic algorithms crossover and mutation algorithms.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 8.

This section also contains only the final draft of the code. Page 74 of 225 . The earlier attempts at genetic algorithm and neural network implementations are not included. so that this listing contains only code I have personally written for the project.1 .Source code The source code in this section is organised first by which part of the application it represents and then by what source file it originally resided in.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 9 .Appendices 9. and neither is the code for the prototype constructed in milestone two. which this code is partially based upon. I have not included it in the source code listing. The code contains line numbering for pinpointing the precise lines in question within the body-text when crossreferencing. Although there was another section of the program compiled from source (the FANN library).

“NetworkUpdatedEventHandler” 00000001 00000002 00000003 00000004 00000005 00000006 00000007 00000008 00000009 00000010 00000011 00000012 00000013 00000014 00000015 00000016 00000017 00000018 00000019 00000020 00000021 00000022 00000023 00000024 00000025 00000026 using using using using System.1. private double _CC_LearningRate.Linq.Text. private bool _CC_ITerr.Collections.EventArgs { #region data /********************\ |* DATA *| \********************/ //Training Algorithm Identifier private int trainingalg. private int _CC_MaxNeurons.Generic. System. System. private int _CC_Reports.Controller.View 9.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 9.1 .1. //Dataset identifier private int _TrDataSet. Page 75 of 225 . System.1. //Cascade Correlation private double _CC_Terr.Classes { public class NetworkUpdateEventArgs : System.1 . namespace _05025397.

#endregion #region constructor /********************\ |* CONSTRUCTOR *| \********************/ //Constructor to accept all necessary data public NetworkUpdateEventArgs (int Algorithm. int GAPopSize. Page 76 of 225 . private int _GA_Crossover. private int _GA_Mutation. int CCMaxNeurons. private double _BP_Terr. private int _GA_Reports. double CCLearningRate. int CCReports. private int _BP_Reports. bool CCITerr. private int _GA_GenLimit. double CCTerr. private bool _BP_ITerr.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000027 00000028 00000029 00000030 00000031 00000032 00000033 00000034 00000035 00000036 00000037 00000038 00000039 00000040 00000041 00000042 00000043 00000044 00000045 00000046 00000047 00000048 00000049 00000050 00000051 00000052 00000053 00000054 00000055 00000056 //Genetic Algorithm private int _GA_PopSize. private double _BP_LearningRate. private double _GA_Terr. private int _BP_HiddenL. private bool _GA_ITerr. //BackProp private int _BP_EpochLimit. private int _GA_HiddenL.

int GACrossOver. _GA_Terr = GATerr. double BPLearningRate. int BPHiddenL. bool GAITerr. _GA_ITerr = GAITerr. int BPEpochLimit. _CC_LearningRate = CCLearningRate. int BPReports. _GA_Mutation = GAMutation. _GA_HiddenL = GAHiddenL. _CC_MaxNeurons = CCMaxNeurons. _GA_GenLimit = GAGenLimit. //Backpropagation Algorithm _BP_EpochLimit = BPEpochLimit. _CC_ITerr = CCITerr. _GA_Crossover = GACrossOver. int GAMutation. double BPTerr. Page 77 of 225 .William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000057 00000058 00000059 00000060 00000061 00000062 00000063 00000064 00000065 00000066 00000067 00000068 00000069 00000070 00000071 00000072 00000073 00000074 00000075 00000076 00000077 00000078 00000079 00000080 00000081 00000082 00000083 00000084 00000085 00000086 int GAGenLimit. double GATerr. //Genetic Algorithm _GA_PopSize = GAPopSize. int GAReports. bool BPITerr. //Cascade Correlation _CC_Terr = CCTerr. int TrData_Set) { //Algorithm trainingalg = Algorithm. _GA_Reports = GAReports. int GAHiddenL. _CC_Reports = CCReports.

_BP_LearningRate = BPLearningRate.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000087 00000088 00000089 00000090 00000091 00000092 00000093 00000094 00000095 00000096 00000097 00000098 00000099 00000100 00000101 00000102 00000103 00000104 00000105 00000106 00000107 00000108 00000109 00000110 00000111 00000112 00000113 00000114 00000115 00000116 _BP_HiddenL = BPHiddenL. _BP_Terr = BPTerr. _BP_Reports = BPReports. } #endregion #region getters/setters #region cascade_correlation //Cascade Correlation public double CC_Terr { get { return _CC_Terr. } } public bool CC_ITerr { get { return _CC_ITerr. } } #endregion #region genetic_algorithms //Genetic Algorithm public int GA_PopSize { get { return _GA_PopSize. _TrDataSet = TrData_Set. } } public int CC_Reports { get { return _CC_Reports. } } public int GA_GenLimit Page 78 of 225 . } } public double CC_LearningRate { get { return _CC_LearningRate. _BP_ITerr = BPITerr. } } public int CC_MaxNeurons { get { return _CC_MaxNeurons.

} } public bool BP_ITerr { get { return _BP_ITerr. } } public bool GA_ITerr { get { return _GA_ITerr. } } public int GA_Mutation { get { return _GA_Mutation. } } public int GA_HiddenL { get { return _GA_HiddenL. } } public double BP_LearningRate { get { return _BP_LearningRate.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000117 00000118 00000119 00000120 00000121 00000122 00000123 00000124 00000125 00000126 00000127 00000128 00000129 00000130 00000131 00000132 00000133 00000134 00000135 00000136 00000137 00000138 00000139 00000140 00000141 00000142 00000143 00000144 00000145 00000146 { get { return _GA_GenLimit. } } #endregion #region back_propagation //Back propagation public int BP_EpochLimit { get { return _BP_EpochLimit. } } public double BP_Terr { get { return _BP_Terr. } } #endregion Page 79 of 225 . } } public int GA_Reports { get { return _GA_Reports. } } public double GA_Terr { get { return _GA_Terr. } } public int GA_Crossover { get { return _GA_Crossover. } } public int BP_HiddenL { get { return _BP_HiddenL. } } public int BP_Reports { get { return _BP_Reports.

Drawing.cs” 00000001 00000002 00000003 00000004 00000005 00000006 00000007 00000008 00000009 00000010 00000011 00000012 00000013 00000014 00000015 00000016 00000017 using using using using using using using using using System.1.Collections.“FrmMain. } } #endregion } 9.IO.2 . System.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000147 00000148 00000149 00000150 00000151 00000152 00000153 00000154 00000155 00000156 00000157 } #endregion #region external //General public int TrDataSet { get { return _TrDataSet.1.Generic. } } public int TrainingAlgorithm { get { return trainingalg. System. System. namespace _05025397. System. using ZedGraph.Data. System. System. System. using _05025397.Windows.Controller { public partial class FrmMain : Form Page 80 of 225 .Forms.Text.Linq. System.ComponentModel.

William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000018 00000019 00000020 00000021 00000022 00000023 00000024 00000025 00000026 00000027 00000028 00000029 00000030 00000031 00000032 00000033 00000034 00000035 00000036 00000037 00000038 00000039 00000040 00000041 00000042 00000043 00000044 00000045 00000046 00000047 { #region data /********************\ |* DATA *| \********************/ //The neuralnetwork Controller.Working workingdialog = new Controller. } #endregion #region internal_functions /********************\ Page 81 of 225 .Resources.Icon = Properties. //Working dialog Controller. bw.RunWorkerCompleted += new RunWorkerCompletedEventHandler(bw_RunWorkerCompleted).TrainingAlgorithm network.Working(). //Background thread static BackgroundWorker bw = new BackgroundWorker().DoWork += new DoWorkEventHandler(bw_DoWork). #endregion #region constructor /********************\ |* CONSTRUCTOR *| \********************/ public FrmMain() { InitializeComponent().Algorithms. this. bw.icon.

zedGraphControl1.XAxis. MSEpane. //Titles MSEpane. GraphPane MSEpane = this.zedGraphControl1.Clear(). MSEpane. SymbolType.zedGraphControl1.TrDataSet).Title.CurveList. } private void updatenetwork(object sender.NetworkUpdateEventArgs e) { LoadDataset(e.Title.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000048 00000049 00000050 00000051 00000052 00000053 00000054 00000055 00000056 00000057 00000058 00000059 00000060 00000061 00000062 00000063 00000064 00000065 00000066 00000067 00000068 00000069 00000070 00000071 00000072 00000073 00000074 00000075 00000076 00000077 |* INTERNAL *| \********************/ private void plotgraphsMSE(PointPairList MSE) { this.IsVisible = false.Title.TrainingAlgorithm == 0) { Page 82 of 225 . this. Color. MSE. try { if (e. MSEpane. // Hide the legend MSEpane. Classes.Legend.Text = "MSE".Text = "Iteration".AxisChange().Red.YAxis.Text = "Mean Squared Error".Circle).GraphPane.GraphPane.AddCurve("".

CC_Reports.BP_ITerr. e. } if (e. txtTestData). e. e. txtTrainData. txtTrainData.BP_Reports. txtTestData).GA_Terr. e.GA_ITerr.CC_ITerr. e. txtTrainData.CascadeCorrelation (e.GA_Crossover. e.CC_Terr.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000078 00000079 00000080 00000081 00000082 00000083 00000084 00000085 00000086 00000087 00000088 00000089 00000090 00000091 00000092 00000093 00000094 00000095 00000096 00000097 00000098 00000099 00000100 00000101 00000102 00000103 00000104 00000105 00000106 00000107 network = new Controller.TrainingAlgorithm == 1) { network = new Controller.BP_LearningRate. e.BP_EpochLimit. e.Algorithms. e.GA_PopSize.GA_Mutation.GA_HiddenL. e. e.Algorithms.GA_GenLimit.Algorithms.TrainingAlgorithm == 2) { network = new Controller.CC_LearningRate. } } catch { Page 83 of 225 . e.BackProp (e.BP_Terr.BP_HiddenL. e. e. } if (e.CC_MaxNeurons. e. txtTestData).GeneticAlgorithm (e. e.GA_Reports.

} private void LoadDataset(int Data_set) { switch (Data_set) { case (int)Dataset. txtTestData. wizard.ShowDialog().Text = Properties. "Error". } } private void new_network() { Controller. MessageBoxIcon.XOR: txtTrainData.XORtrain.NetworkUpdateHandler(updatenetwork). MessageBoxButtons. Application.Exit().Resources.XORtest.Text = Properties.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000108 00000109 00000110 00000111 00000112 00000113 00000114 00000115 00000116 00000117 00000118 00000119 00000120 00000121 00000122 00000123 00000124 00000125 00000126 00000127 00000128 00000129 00000130 00000131 00000132 00000133 00000134 00000135 00000136 00000137 MessageBox.Wiz1 wizard = new Controller.network_details(). wizard.Show("Error creating new network".Resources.Wiz1().Wiz1.Text = network.OK. } if (network != null) { txtNetSettings.Error). Page 84 of 225 .NetworkUpdated += new Controller.

string test = "".\\". "Select Training Data").FISHERtest. } } private void LoadCustomDataSet() { string trainpath = SelectTextFile(". MessageBoxButtons. break. txtTestData.Resources.\\". MessageBoxIcon.Error). "Error!". "Select Testing Data"). string testpath = SelectTextFile(".Show("Error: Problem loading training data".CUSTOM: LoadCustomDataSet().Resources. case (int)Dataset.Text = Properties. try { train = LoadTxtFile(trainpath). } catch { MessageBox.FISHERtrain.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000138 00000139 00000140 00000141 00000142 00000143 00000144 00000145 00000146 00000147 00000148 00000149 00000150 00000151 00000152 00000153 00000154 00000155 00000156 00000157 00000158 00000159 00000160 00000161 00000162 00000163 00000164 00000165 00000166 00000167 break. case (int)Dataset. } Page 85 of 225 . string train = "". break.FISHER: txtTrainData.OK.Text = Properties.

Show("Error: Problem loading testing data".Show("Error reading selected file: " + path.Text = train. Page 86 of 225 . try { File = new FileStream(path. Reader = new StreamReader(File).ReadToEnd().OK. MessageBoxButtons. data = Reader. } txtTestData. FileMode.Open. } private string LoadTxtFile(string path) { string data = "". "Error!". MessageBoxIcon. txtTrainData.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000168 00000169 00000170 00000171 00000172 00000173 00000174 00000175 00000176 00000177 00000178 00000179 00000180 00000181 00000182 00000183 00000184 00000185 00000186 00000187 00000188 00000189 00000190 00000191 00000192 00000193 00000194 00000195 00000196 00000197 try { test = LoadTxtFile(testpath).Error). "Error!". MessageBoxIcon. StreamReader Reader = null.Text = test.Read). FileAccess. } catch { MessageBox. MessageBoxButtons. FileStream File = null. } catch { MessageBox.Error).OK.

} return data. } finally { if (Reader != null) Reader. dialog.OK) ? dialog.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000198 00000199 00000200 00000201 00000202 00000203 00000204 00000205 00000206 00000207 00000208 00000209 00000210 00000211 00000212 00000213 00000214 00000215 00000216 00000217 00000218 00000219 00000220 00000221 00000222 00000223 00000224 00000225 00000226 00000227 data = "".FileName : null.Close().Close().InitialDirectory = initialDirectory. dialog.*)|*. return (dialog.Title = title. string title) { OpenFileDialog dialog = new OpenFileDialog().Filter = "txt files (*.ShowDialog() == DialogResult. } private string SelectTextFile(string initialDirectory. if (File != null) File.txt)|*. } #endregion #region menu_items /********************\ |* MENU ITEMS *| \********************/ Page 87 of 225 .*". dialog.txt|All files (*.

} private void exitToolStripMenuItem_Click(object sender. EventArgs e) { if (network != null) { if (network. EventArgs e) { this.Test(). } } } private void aboutToolStripMenuItem1_Click(object sender.Show().Close(). } private void runToolStripMenuItem_Click(object sender. EventArgs e) { FrmAbout About = new FrmAbout(). } #endregion #region buttons Page 88 of 225 .Trained != false) { network. About.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000228 00000229 00000230 00000231 00000232 00000233 00000234 00000235 00000236 00000237 00000238 00000239 00000240 00000241 00000242 00000243 00000244 00000245 00000246 00000247 00000248 00000249 00000250 00000251 00000252 00000253 00000254 00000255 00000256 00000257 private void newNetworkToolStripMenuItem_Click(object sender. EventArgs e) { new_network().

William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000258 00000259 00000260 00000261 00000262 00000263 00000264 00000265 00000266 00000267 00000268 00000269 00000270 00000271 00000272 00000273 00000274 00000275 00000276 00000277 00000278 00000279 00000280 00000281 00000282 00000283 00000284 00000285 00000286 00000287 /********************\ |* BUTTONS *| \********************/ private void btnNew_Click(object sender. } } } } private void btnTest_Click(object sender. EventArgs e) { new_network().RunWorkerAsync().ShowDialog(). workingdialog. EventArgs e) { if (network != null) { if (network. EventArgs e) { //Shouldn't be busy if the user managed to click this //but just make 100% certain.IsBusy) { if (network != null) { if (!network. if (!bw. } private void btnTrain_Click(object sender.Trained) { bw.Trained) Page 89 of 225 .

Clear().Text.Text = network.ScrollToCaret(). } Page 90 of 225 . if (network != null) { success = network.ReportData.Train(). txtOutput. txtOutput. txtOutput. } } } } } #endregion #region bg_worker /********************\ |* BG WORKER *| \********************/ private void bw_DoWork(object sender. DoWorkEventArgs e) { bool success = true.Refresh().Length. txtOutput.SelectionStart = txtOutput. if (success) { txtOutput.Tested) { bool success = network.Test().William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000288 00000289 00000290 00000291 00000292 00000293 00000294 00000295 00000296 00000297 00000298 00000299 00000300 00000301 00000302 00000303 00000304 00000305 00000306 00000307 00000308 00000309 00000310 00000311 00000312 00000313 00000314 00000315 00000316 00000317 { if (!network.

Clear(). MessageBoxIcon.ScrollToCaret(). RunWorkerCompletedEventArgs e) { bool success. MessageBoxButtons.Show("Error during network train: " + e.ReportData.SelectionStart = txtOutput. } else { MessageBox. } Page 91 of 225 .getGraphData()).Result.Text.Error != null) { MessageBox.Show("Error training network!".Length. plotgraphsMSE(network.OK.Error). } private void bw_RunWorkerCompleted(object sender. if (success) { txtOutput.Error. txtOutput. //Check for errors if (e.Text = network.OK.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000318 00000319 00000320 00000321 00000322 00000323 00000324 00000325 00000326 00000327 00000328 00000329 00000330 00000331 00000332 00000333 00000334 00000335 00000336 00000337 00000338 00000339 00000340 00000341 00000342 00000343 00000344 00000345 00000346 00000347 e. txtOutput.Error). } success = (bool) e. "Error". MessageBoxIcon. "Error training network!". MessageBoxButtons. txtOutput.Result = success.ToString().

Linq. Page 92 of 225 .William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000348 00000349 00000350 00000351 00000352 00000353 00000354 00000355 00000356 00000357 00000358 00000359 00000360 00000361 00000362 00000363 00000364 00000365 00000366 } //Remove the dialog locking out the main form //and showing that we're currently working workingdialog.1. EventArgs e) { //Run the new neural net wizard new_network(). System. System.“Wiz1. System. } #endregion #region misc /********************\ |* MISC *| \********************/ private void FrmMain_Shown(object sender.Data. System. System.1.Drawing.3 .ComponentModel.Collections.Hide(). } #endregion } 9.cs” 00000001 00000002 00000003 00000004 00000005 00000006 using using using using using using System.Generic.

private int Trainset. namespace _05025397. BP. Page 93 of 225 . #endregion public partial class Wiz1 : Form { #region data /********************\ |* DATA *| \********************/ public delegate void NetworkUpdateHandler(object sender. enum Dataset { XOR.Text.Controller { #region enums /********************\ |* ENUMS *| \********************/ enum Training { GA. Classes.Windows.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000007 00000008 00000009 00000010 00000011 00000012 00000013 00000014 00000015 00000016 00000017 00000018 00000019 00000020 00000021 00000022 00000023 00000024 00000025 00000026 00000027 00000028 00000029 00000030 00000031 00000032 00000033 00000034 00000035 00000036 using System. CUSTOM }.Forms. public event NetworkUpdateHandler NetworkUpdated. using _05025397. FISHER.NetworkUpdateEventArgs e). CC }. using System. private int algorithm.

Icon = Properties. } private void rBtnBackprop_CheckedChanged(object sender. this. Trainset = (int)Dataset. algorithm = (int)Training.Resources. EventArgs e) Page 94 of 225 . EventArgs e) { this.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000037 00000038 00000039 00000040 00000041 00000042 00000043 00000044 00000045 00000046 00000047 00000048 00000049 00000050 00000051 00000052 00000053 00000054 00000055 00000056 00000057 00000058 00000059 00000060 00000061 00000062 00000063 00000064 00000065 00000066 #endregion data #region constructor /********************\ |* CONSTRUCTOR *| \********************/ public Wiz1() { InitializeComponent().GA.icon. } #endregion #region control_events /********************\ |* CONTROL EVENTS *| \********************/ #region buttons /********************\ |* BUTTONS *| \********************/ private void btnCancel_Click(object sender.XOR.Close().

panBackprop. algorithm = (int)Training.IMAGECascadeCorrelation.Visible = false. panGeneticAlgorithm.Resources.Visible = true.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000067 00000068 00000069 00000070 00000071 00000072 00000073 00000074 00000075 00000076 00000077 00000078 00000079 00000080 00000081 00000082 00000083 00000084 00000085 00000086 00000087 00000088 00000089 00000090 00000091 00000092 00000093 00000094 00000095 00000096 { if (rBtnBackprop.Properties.Visible = true.Visible = false. lblGA. panCC. Page 95 of 225 .Properties. panCC.Resources. panBackprop. lblCC. panGeneticAlgorithm. lblBP.Visible = false.CC. algorithm = (int)Training. EventArgs e) { if (rBtnCascadeCorrelation.Visible = false.Visible = false. lblGA.Image = _05025397. lblCC.Visible = true. } } private void rBtnCascadeCorrelation_CheckedChanged(object sender.Checked == true) { picAlg.Visible = false.Visible = false.Checked == true) { picAlg.Image = _05025397. lblBP.BP.IMAGEBackProp.Visible = true.Visible = false.

lblCC.SelectedIndex > 0) { tabControl1.Visible = false.Visible = false. } } private void btnNext_Click(object sender. panBackprop.Properties.SelectedIndex .William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000097 00000098 00000099 00000100 00000101 00000102 00000103 00000104 00000105 00000106 00000107 00000108 00000109 00000110 00000111 00000112 00000113 00000114 00000115 00000116 00000117 00000118 00000119 00000120 00000121 00000122 00000123 00000124 00000125 00000126 } } private void rBtnGeneticAlgorithm_CheckedChanged(object sender. EventArgs e) { if (rBtnGeneticAlgorithm.IMAGEGeneticAlgorithm. panGeneticAlgorithm. EventArgs e) { if (tabControl1. lblBP.Visible = false.SelectTab(tabControl1.Checked == true) { picAlg. lblGA.Resources.1).Visible = true. EventArgs e) { Page 96 of 225 .Visible = false.Visible = true. panCC. } } private void btnBack_Click(object sender.GA. algorithm = (int)Training.Image = _05025397.

} else { VerifyData check = new VerifyData (algorithm.GA_HiddenL. txtCC_LearningRate.Text.Text. check. chkGA_IgnoreTarget. txtCC_MaxNeurons. txtGA_Report. check. check. txtGA_ProbM.1) { tabControl1. txtGA_PopSize. check.Text.BP_HiddenL.Text. txtCC_TargetError. if (check.Text. check.Text.Checked.GA_PopSize.Verified) { Classes. txtGA_MaxGen.GA_ITerr. check. txtCC_Report.GA_GenLimit. txtBP_EpochLimit. txtBP_Terr.GA_Mutation.CC_LearningRate.NetworkUpdateEventArgs (check.Text.SelectedIndex < tabControl1. txtGA_Terr.CC_Terr.Checked.GA_Crossover. check. txtGA_HiddenNodes.CC_Reports. CC_ITerr.TabCount .BP_EpochLimit.SelectedIndex + 1).Text.Checked.Text.GA_Terr. check. txtGA_ProbX.Text.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000127 00000128 00000129 00000130 00000131 00000132 00000133 00000134 00000135 00000136 00000137 00000138 00000139 00000140 00000141 00000142 00000143 00000144 00000145 00000146 00000147 00000148 00000149 00000150 00000151 00000152 00000153 00000154 00000155 00000156 if (tabControl1. txtBP_HiddenNodes. chkBP_IgnoreTarget.Text. txtBP_LearnRate. check.CC_MaxNeurons.Text. check. check.Text. check. Page 97 of 225 . check.TrainingAlgorithm. check.NetworkUpdateEventArgs args = new Classes.Text.SelectTab(tabControl1.Text. Trainset).CC_ITerr.Text.GA_Reports. txtBP_Report. check.

} else { MessageBox. "Error Checking Data".Resources. args). check.Checked) { picDataset.Show("Error Checking Data: Data could not be verified". MessageBoxIcon.BP_Reports. EventArgs e) { if (chkDatasetFisher. } } private void chkDatasetXOR_CheckedChanged(object sender.BP_LearningRate.BP_Terr.Image = _05025397. } } } #endregion #region checkboxes /********************\ |* CHECKBOXES *| \********************/ private void chkDatasetFisher_CheckedChanged(object sender.BP_ITerr. check.TrDataSet). EventArgs e) Page 98 of 225 .FISHER.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000157 00000158 00000159 00000160 00000161 00000162 00000163 00000164 00000165 00000166 00000167 00000168 00000169 00000170 00000171 00000172 00000173 00000174 00000175 00000176 00000177 00000178 00000179 00000180 00000181 00000182 00000183 00000184 00000185 00000186 check. check.Properties.OK.IMAGEIrisFlowers. Trainset = (int)Dataset. check.Dispose().Exclamation). NetworkUpdated(this. this. MessageBoxButtons.

Checked) { picDataset.SelectedIndex == 1) { if (panCC. EventArgs e) { if (tabControl1.Image = _05025397.CUSTOM.Visible == true) { txtCC_TargetError.Focus(). } } private void chkDatasetCustom_CheckedChanged(object sender.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000187 00000188 00000189 00000190 00000191 00000192 00000193 00000194 00000195 00000196 00000197 00000198 00000199 00000200 00000201 00000202 00000203 00000204 00000205 00000206 00000207 00000208 00000209 00000210 00000211 00000212 00000213 00000214 00000215 00000216 { if (chkDatasetXOR. EventArgs e) { if (chkDatasetCustom.Resources. } Page 99 of 225 . } } #endregion #region misc /********************\ |* MISC *| \********************/ private void tabControl1_SelectedIndexChanged(object sender.Properties.IMAGEXOR.XOR.IMAGEQuestionMark. Trainset = (int)Dataset. Trainset = (int)Dataset.Image = _05025397.Resources.Checked) { picDataset.Properties.

Icon = Properties.Focus().Resources.icon.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000217 00000218 00000219 00000220 00000221 00000222 00000223 00000224 00000225 00000226 00000227 00000228 00000229 00000230 00000231 00000232 00000233 00000234 00000235 00000236 } if (panBackprop. } if (panGeneticAlgorithm. EventArgs e) { this. } #endregion #endregion } Page 100 of 225 .SelectTab(0). tabControl1. } } } private void Wiz1_Load(object sender.Focus().Visible == true) { txtBP_EpochLimit.Visible == true) { txtGA_PopSize.

System. } #endregion #region form /********************\ |* FORM *| \********************/ private void FrmAbout_Load(object sender.cs” 00000001 00000002 00000003 00000004 00000005 00000006 00000007 00000008 00000009 00000010 00000011 00000012 00000013 00000014 00000015 00000016 00000017 00000018 00000019 00000020 00000021 00000022 00000023 00000024 00000025 00000026 00000027 00000028 00000029 using using using using using using using using System.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 9.4 .Controller { public partial class FrmAbout : Form { #region constructor /********************\ |* CONSTRUCTOR *| \********************/ public FrmAbout() { InitializeComponent().Text.Drawing. System.Data.ComponentModel. EventArgs e) { Page 101 of 225 . namespace _05025397. System.Windows. System.“FrmAbout.1. System.Linq.Collections.Forms. System.Generic.1. System.

label5.Process.Information). } catch { MessageBox. MessageBoxIcon.Text = Application.Start("mailto:" + linkLabel1.LinkVisited = true.linkLabel1.Show("No e-mail program defined. LinkLabelLinkClickedEventArgs e) Page 102 of 225 .icon. LinkLabelLinkClickedEventArgs e) { // Specify that the link was visited. } #endregion #region linklabels /********************\ |* LINKLABELS *| \********************/ private void linkLabel1_LinkClicked(object sender.Resources. MessageBoxButtons.OK.LICENCE_LGPL21. "Undefined Application".Text = Properties.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000030 00000031 00000032 00000033 00000034 00000035 00000036 00000037 00000038 00000039 00000040 00000041 00000042 00000043 00000044 00000045 00000046 00000047 00000048 00000049 00000050 00000051 00000052 00000053 00000054 00000055 00000056 00000057 00000058 00000059 this.".Diagnostics.Resources.Icon = Properties.ProductVersion. textBox5. System.Text). this. } } private void linkLabel4_LinkClicked(object sender. try { // Navigate to a URL.

Text). LinkLabelLinkClickedEventArgs e) { try { System. MessageBoxButtons. LinkLabelLinkClickedEventArgs e) Page 103 of 225 . MessageBoxButtons. MessageBoxIcon.". "Error".William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000060 00000061 00000062 00000063 00000064 00000065 00000066 00000067 00000068 00000069 00000070 00000071 00000072 00000073 00000074 00000075 00000076 00000077 00000078 00000079 00000080 00000081 00000082 00000083 00000084 00000085 00000086 00000087 00000088 00000089 { try { System. MessageBoxIcon.Error). } } private void linkLabel5_LinkClicked(object sender.Process.Diagnostics.".Show("Error opening link. } } private void linkLabel6_LinkClicked(object sender.OK.Start (linkLabel5. } catch { MessageBox. "Error".Diagnostics.OK.Start (linkLabel4.Process. } catch { MessageBox.Error).Text).Show("Error opening link.

".OK. LinkLabelLinkClickedEventArgs e) { try { System. MessageBoxIcon. } catch { MessageBox. "Error".William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000090 00000091 00000092 00000093 00000094 00000095 00000096 00000097 00000098 00000099 00000100 00000101 00000102 00000103 00000104 00000105 00000106 00000107 00000108 00000109 00000110 00000111 00000112 00000113 00000114 00000115 00000116 00000117 00000118 00000119 { try { System.OK. } catch { MessageBox.Error).co. MessageBoxIcon.Diagnostics. } } private void linkLabel7_LinkClicked(object sender.Diagnostics.Start ("http://www.Show("Error opening link.snikks.Text). "Error".Show("Error opening link. MessageBoxButtons.".uk"). LinkLabelLinkClickedEventArgs e) Page 104 of 225 .Process. MessageBoxButtons.Error).Start (linkLabel6. } } private void linkLabel2_LinkClicked(object sender.Process.

William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000120 00000121 00000122 00000123 00000124 00000125 00000126 00000127 00000128 00000129 00000130 00000131 00000132 00000133 00000134 00000135 00000136 00000137 00000138 00000139 00000140 00000141 00000142 00000143 00000144 00000145 00000146 00000147 00000148 00000149 { try { System.Visible = true.Start ("http://www.org/licenses/old-licenses/lgpl-2. pictureBox1. MessageBoxIcon.Show("Error opening link.Visible = false. EventArgs e) { if (tabControl1. MessageBoxButtons.Visible = false.OK. "Error".Visible = false.html"). } catch { MessageBox.Diagnostics. groupBox2. tabControl1.Error).Visible != true) { groupBox1.". } else Page 105 of 225 .Process. } } #endregion #region buttons /********************\ |* BUTTONS *| \********************/ private void btnDatasets_Click(object sender.1.gnu.

Dispose(). } } private void btnOkay_Click(object sender.Visible = false. pictureBox1. EventArgs e) { if (groupBox2. false.Visible = false.Visible = true.Visible = true. tabControl1. } true. = false. = true.Visible pictureBox1.Visible != true) { groupBox2.Visible = false.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000150 00000151 00000152 00000153 00000154 00000155 00000156 00000157 00000158 00000159 00000160 00000161 00000162 00000163 00000164 00000165 00000166 00000167 00000168 00000169 00000170 00000171 00000172 00000173 00000174 00000175 00000176 00000177 00000178 00000179 { groupBox1. pictureBox1.Visible = groupBox2.Visible = false.Visible } } private void btnLicences_Click(object sender. groupBox2.Visible = tabControl1. groupBox1.Visible = true. EventArgs e) { this. tabControl1. Page 106 of 225 .Visible = false. } else { groupBox1.

EventArgs e) { if (radioButton2.LICENCE_GPL30. } private void radioButton3_CheckedChanged(object sender.Checked == true) textBox5.Resources.LICENCE_LGPL30.Resources. } private void radioButton2_CheckedChanged(object sender.Checked == true) textBox5.LICENCE_LGPL21.Resources.Text = Properties.Text = Properties.Text = Properties.Checked == true) textBox5. } #endregion } Page 107 of 225 . EventArgs e) { if (radioButton3.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000180 00000181 00000182 00000183 00000184 00000185 00000186 00000187 00000188 00000189 00000190 00000191 00000192 00000193 00000194 00000195 00000196 00000197 00000198 00000199 00000200 00000201 00000202 00000203 00000204 00000205 } #endregion #region radiobuttons /********************\ |* RADIOBUTTONS *| \********************/ private void radioButton1_CheckedChanged(object sender. EventArgs e) { if (radioButton1.

System. } private void Working_Click(object sender.Beep.cs” 00000001 00000002 00000003 00000004 00000005 00000006 00000007 00000008 00000009 00000010 00000011 00000012 00000013 00000014 00000015 00000016 00000017 00000018 00000019 00000020 00000021 00000022 00000023 00000024 00000025 00000026 00000027 00000028 00000029 using using using using using using using using System. System.5 .Play().1.Collections.1.icon.Data.SystemSounds.Resources.Windows.ComponentModel. System. EventArgs e) { System. System. System. this.Text.Generic.Linq.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 9.Media.Forms. namespace _05025397. System. } #endregion } Page 108 of 225 .“Working.Drawing. System.Controller { public partial class Working : Form { #region functions /********************\ |* FUNCTIONS *| \********************/ public Working() { InitializeComponent().Icon = Properties.

Generic. System.Controller { public class VerifyData { #region data /********************\ |* DATA *| \********************/ //Dataverified variable private bool verified.1 .1. System.Controller 9.Text. namespace _05025397. System.2.2 .1.Collections.cs” 00000001 00000002 00000003 00000004 00000005 00000006 00000007 00000008 00000009 00000010 00000011 00000012 00000013 00000014 00000015 00000016 00000017 00000018 00000019 00000020 00000021 00000022 00000023 00000024 00000025 using using using using using System. System.Windows.Linq.“VerifyData. //Dataset identifer //0 = XOR Page 109 of 225 .Forms. //Training Algorithm Identifier //1 = genetic algorith //2 = backprop //3 = cascade correlation private int trainingalg.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000030 } 9.

private int _GA_Mutation. private bool _GA_ITerr. private int _GA_GenLimit. private double _BP_Terr. //Cascade Correlation private double _CC_Terr. private double _BP_LearningRate.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000026 00000027 00000028 00000029 00000030 00000031 00000032 00000033 00000034 00000035 00000036 00000037 00000038 00000039 00000040 00000041 00000042 00000043 00000044 00000045 00000046 00000047 00000048 00000049 00000050 00000051 00000052 00000053 00000054 00000055 //1 = FISHERS IRIS DATA //2 = CUSTOM private int _TDataSet. //BackProp private int _BP_EpochLimit. #endregion Page 110 of 225 . //Genetic Algorithm private int _GA_PopSize. private int _CC_MaxNeurons. private int _GA_Crossover. private int _BP_HiddenL. private int _BP_Reports. private bool _CC_ITerr. private bool _BP_ITerr. private double _GA_Terr. private int _CC_Reports. private double _CC_LearningRate. private int _GA_HiddenL. private int _GA_Reports.

string GACrossOver. string BPReports. string CCMaxNeurons. //DataSet _TDataSet = TData_Set. will be changed to //false if any data verification errors occur verified = true. //Algorithm trainingalg = Algorithm. string CCLearningRate.XOR && _TDataSet != Page 111 of 225 . string GAMutation. string GAPopSize. string GATerr. string BPHiddenL. string CCReports. string BPLearningRate. bool GAITerr. bool BPITerr. string GAHiddenL.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000056 00000057 00000058 00000059 00000060 00000061 00000062 00000063 00000064 00000065 00000066 00000067 00000068 00000069 00000070 00000071 00000072 00000073 00000074 00000075 00000076 00000077 00000078 00000079 00000080 00000081 00000082 00000083 00000084 00000085 #region constructor /********************\ |* CONSTRUCTOR *| \********************/ public VerifyData (int Algorithm. string CCTerr. string BPTerr. string GAGenLimit. bool CCITerr. string BPEpochLimit. int TData_Set) { //Initially set to true. string GAReports. if (_TDataSet != (int)Dataset.

if (verified) { if (trainingalg == 2) { try { //Cascade correlation _CC_Terr = Convert.ToSingle(CCLearningRate). } catch (FormatException) { MessageBox. MessageBoxIcon. _CC_ITerr = CCITerr.OK. _CC_LearningRate = Convert.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000086 00000087 00000088 00000089 00000090 00000091 00000092 00000093 00000094 00000095 00000096 00000097 00000098 00000099 00000100 00000101 00000102 00000103 00000104 00000105 00000106 00000107 00000108 00000109 00000110 00000111 00000112 00000113 00000114 00000115 (int)Dataset. MessageBoxButtons.ToSingle(CCTerr). "Parsing Error".CUSTOM) verified = false.FISHER && _TDataSet != (int)Dataset.Error). verified = false. _CC_Reports = Convert.Show ("Parsing Error: Please check supplied cascade" + "correlation data values". } } } Page 112 of 225 . _CC_MaxNeurons = Convert.ToInt32(CCMaxNeurons).ToInt32(CCReports).

ToInt32(GAMutation). _GA_Terr = Convert.OK. MessageBoxIcon. "Parsing Error".ToInt32(GAReports).Error). MessageBoxButtons.ToInt32(GAPopSize). _GA_Reports = Convert. } } } if (verified) Page 113 of 225 . _GA_Crossover = Convert.Show ("Parsing Error: Please check supplied" +" genetic algorithm data values".ToInt32(GAGenLimit). _GA_ITerr = GAITerr.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000116 00000117 00000118 00000119 00000120 00000121 00000122 00000123 00000124 00000125 00000126 00000127 00000128 00000129 00000130 00000131 00000132 00000133 00000134 00000135 00000136 00000137 00000138 00000139 00000140 00000141 00000142 00000143 00000144 00000145 if (verified) { if (trainingalg == 0) { try { //Genetic algorithm _GA_PopSize = Convert. verified = false. _GA_GenLimit = Convert. _GA_Mutation = Convert. _GA_HiddenL = Convert.ToInt32(GACrossOver).ToSingle(GATerr). } catch (FormatException) { MessageBox.ToInt32(GAHiddenL).

Error). } catch (FormatException) { MessageBox. _BP_LearningRate = Convert. "Parsing Error".ToInt32(BPEpochLimit). MessageBoxButtons. MessageBoxIcon.ToDouble(BPLearningRate).ToDouble(BPTerr). _BP_Reports = Convert. } } } if (verified) { verified = checkforsanity(). verified = false. _BP_HiddenL = Convert. _BP_ITerr = BPITerr.OK.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000146 00000147 00000148 00000149 00000150 00000151 00000152 00000153 00000154 00000155 00000156 00000157 00000158 00000159 00000160 00000161 00000162 00000163 00000164 00000165 00000166 00000167 00000168 00000169 00000170 00000171 00000172 00000173 00000174 00000175 { if (trainingalg == 1) { try { //Back-propagation _BP_EpochLimit = Convert.ToInt32(BPReports). _BP_Terr = Convert.ToInt32(BPHiddenL).Show ("Parsing Error: Please check " + "supplied back propagation data values". } Page 114 of 225 .

} if (_GA_Terr < 0 || _GA_Terr > 1) sanity = false. Page 115 of 225 .William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000176 00000177 00000178 00000179 00000180 00000181 00000182 00000183 00000184 00000185 00000186 00000187 00000188 00000189 00000190 00000191 00000192 00000193 00000194 00000195 00000196 00000197 00000198 00000199 00000200 00000201 00000202 00000203 00000204 00000205 } #endregion #region internal /********************\ |* INTERNAL *| \********************/ private bool checkGAsanity() { bool sanity = true. if (_GA_GenLimit < 1) sanity = false. if (_GA_PopSize < 3) sanity = false. if (_GA_Crossover < 0 || _GA_Crossover > 100) { sanity = false. } if (_GA_Mutation < 0 || _GA_Mutation > 100) { sanity = false.

MessageBoxIcon. return sanity. if (_BP_HiddenL < 1) sanity = false.Show ("Sanity Check Fail: Please check supplied " + "genetic algorithm data values". if (!sanity) MessageBox. if (_GA_HiddenL < 1) sanity = false.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000206 00000207 00000208 00000209 00000210 00000211 00000212 00000213 00000214 00000215 00000216 00000217 00000218 00000219 00000220 00000221 00000222 00000223 00000224 00000225 00000226 00000227 00000228 00000229 00000230 00000231 00000232 00000233 00000234 00000235 if (_GA_Reports < 1 || _GA_Reports > _GA_GenLimit) sanity = false. "Sanity Check Fail".Error).OK. } private bool checkBPsanity() { bool sanity = true. MessageBoxButtons. Page 116 of 225 . if (_BP_Reports < 1 || _BP_Reports > _BP_EpochLimit) sanity = false. if (_BP_EpochLimit < 1) sanity = false.

"Sanity Check Fail".OK. return sanity. Page 117 of 225 . } private bool checkCCsanity() { bool sanity = true.Show ("Sanity Check Fail: Please check supplied " + "back propagation data values". if (_CC_MaxNeurons < 1) sanity = false.Error). MessageBoxButtons. if (!sanity) MessageBox. if (_BP_LearningRate < 0 || _BP_LearningRate > 1) sanity = false.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000236 00000237 00000238 00000239 00000240 00000241 00000242 00000243 00000244 00000245 00000246 00000247 00000248 00000249 00000250 00000251 00000252 00000253 00000254 00000255 00000256 00000257 00000258 00000259 00000260 00000261 00000262 00000263 00000264 00000265 if (_BP_Terr < 0 || _BP_Terr > 1) sanity = false. if (_CC_Reports < 1 || _CC_Reports > _CC_MaxNeurons) sanity = false. if (_CC_Terr < 0 || _CC_Terr > 1) sanity = false. MessageBoxIcon.

MessageBoxButtons. only //halt any values from proceeding that are so wrong they could cause //serious errors later down the line. // // // // // bool Basically we're making sure the data is clean before it goes anywhere near a DLL. } private bool checkforsanity() { //Some of the values that are allowed through here would not produce //good results .Show ("Sanity Check Fail: Please check supplied " + "cascade correlation data values". if they're greater than 1 but less than 100 scale them appropriately.Error).William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000266 00000267 00000268 00000269 00000270 00000271 00000272 00000273 00000274 00000275 00000276 00000277 00000278 00000279 00000280 00000281 00000282 00000283 00000284 00000285 00000286 00000287 00000288 00000289 00000290 00000291 00000292 00000293 00000294 00000295 if (_CC_LearningRate < 0 || _CC_LearningRate > 1) sanity = false.OK. if (!sanity) MessageBox. return sanity. "Sanity Check Fail". sanity = true. MessageBoxIcon.however I don't want to prevent any flexibility. if (trainingalg < 0 || trainingalg > 2) Page 118 of 225 . We're also doing some very minor processing of the probability values.

MessageBoxButtons. } } return sanity. MessageBox. } Page 119 of 225 .OK.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000296 00000297 00000298 00000299 00000300 00000301 00000302 00000303 00000304 00000305 00000306 00000307 00000308 00000309 00000310 00000311 00000312 00000313 00000314 00000315 00000316 00000317 00000318 00000319 00000320 00000321 00000322 00000323 00000324 00000325 { sanity = false. } if (trainingalg == 1) { sanity = checkBPsanity().Show ("Sanity Check Fail: Training Algorithm not " + "selected or selected incorrectly". MessageBoxIcon. } if (trainingalg == 2) { sanity = checkCCsanity(). "Sanity Check Fail".Error). } if (sanity) { if (trainingalg == 0) { sanity = checkGAsanity().

} } #endregion #region genetic_algorithm //Genetic Algorithm public int GA_PopSize { get { return _GA_PopSize. } } public int GA_Mutation Page 120 of 225 .William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000326 00000327 00000328 00000329 00000330 00000331 00000332 00000333 00000334 00000335 00000336 00000337 00000338 00000339 00000340 00000341 00000342 00000343 00000344 00000345 00000346 00000347 00000348 00000349 00000350 00000351 00000352 00000353 00000354 00000355 #endregion #region getters/setters /********************\ |* EXTERNAL *| \********************/ #region cascade_correlation //Cascade Correlation public double CC_Terr { get { return _CC_Terr. } } public int CC_Reports { get { return _CC_Reports. } } public int CC_MaxNeurons { get { return _CC_MaxNeurons. } } public double CC_LearningRate { get { return _CC_LearningRate. } } public int GA_Crossover { get { return _GA_Crossover. } } public bool CC_ITerr { get { return _CC_ITerr. } } public int GA_GenLimit { get { return _GA_GenLimit.

} } public bool BP_ITerr { get { return _BP_ITerr. } } #region back_propagation //Back propagation public int BP_EpochLimit { get { return _BP_EpochLimit. } } #endregion #endregion #region external //Verification Page 121 of 225 . } } _GA_Reports. } } public int BP_Reports { get { return _BP_Reports. } } _GA_HiddenL. } } _GA_ITerr. } } _GA_Terr. } } public double BP_Terr { get { return _BP_Terr. } } public int BP_HiddenL { get { return _BP_HiddenL. } } public double BP_LearningRate { get { return _BP_LearningRate.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000356 00000357 00000358 00000359 00000360 00000361 00000362 00000363 00000364 00000365 00000366 00000367 00000368 00000369 00000370 00000371 00000372 00000373 00000374 00000375 00000376 00000377 00000378 00000379 00000380 00000381 00000382 00000383 00000384 00000385 { get { return public double GA_Terr { get { return public int GA_Reports { get { return public int GA_HiddenL { get { return public bool GA_ITerr { get { return #endregion _GA_Mutation.

} } #endregion } Page 122 of 225 . } } //TrainingAlgorithm public int TrainingAlgorithm { get { return trainingalg.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000386 00000387 00000388 00000389 00000390 00000391 00000392 00000393 00000394 00000395 00000396 00000397 00000398 } public bool Verified { get { return verified. } } //Dataset public int TrDataSet { get { return _TDataSet.

2 .Forms. System.Linq. private ArrayList altest. private ArrayList troutputs.1. private string[] test. System. private ArrayList aldata.Collections.Windows. private ArrayList teinputs.Generic.“DatasetParser. Page 123 of 225 . System.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 9. private ArrayList trinputs.2. namespace _05025397. private ArrayList teoutputs.Controller { public class DatasetParser { #region data /********************\ |* DATA *| \********************/ private bool _Verified. System.Text. System. private string[] data.Collections.cs” 00000001 00000002 00000003 00000004 00000005 00000006 00000007 00000008 00000009 00000010 00000011 00000012 00000013 00000014 00000015 00000016 00000017 00000018 00000019 00000020 00000021 00000022 00000023 00000024 00000025 00000026 00000027 00000028 00000029 using using using using using using System.

txtData.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000030 00000031 00000032 00000033 00000034 00000035 00000036 00000037 00000038 00000039 00000040 00000041 00000042 00000043 00000044 00000045 00000046 00000047 00000048 00000049 00000050 00000051 00000052 00000053 00000054 00000055 00000056 00000057 00000058 00000059 //private Scaler scale. Page 124 of 225 .Text.Text = txtTest. trinputs = new ArrayList().Text.Replace("\r". ""). aldata = new ArrayList(). char[] delimiterChars = { '\n'.Text = txtData.Trim(). ' '. '. teoutputs = new ArrayList().'. '. private double Niterations. teinputs = new ArrayList(). private double Noutputs.Text. txtTest. txtTest. #endregion #region constructor /********************\ |* CONSTRUCTOR *| \********************/ public DatasetParser(RichTextBox txtData. altest = new ArrayList(). private double Ninputs.Text.Text = txtTest. //Strip carriage returns and trim txtData. '\t'. RichTextBox txtTest) { //Data init bool Verified = true.Replace("\r".Text = txtData. '\r'.' }. troutputs = new ArrayList().Trim(). "").

test = txtTest.ToDouble(data[2]). Ninputs = System. //parse the data into appropriately //structured arrays Verified = parseTrainingData(). i++) Page 125 of 225 . //Get the number of iterations. number of inputs //and number of outputs Niterations = System.Split(delimiterChars). } #endregion #region internal_functions /********************\ |* INTERNAL *| \********************/ private bool parseTrainingData() { bool success = true. i < data. Noutputs = System.Convert.Length.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000060 00000061 00000062 00000063 00000064 00000065 00000066 00000067 00000068 00000069 00000070 00000071 00000072 00000073 00000074 00000075 00000076 00000077 00000078 00000079 00000080 00000081 00000082 00000083 00000084 00000085 00000086 00000087 00000088 00000089 //Split at the chars specified above data = txtData.ToDouble(data[1]). Verified = parseTestingData(). try { for (int i = 3.ToDouble(data[0]).Convert.Split(delimiterChars).Convert. _Verified = Verified.Text.Text.

MessageBoxButtons.RemoveAt(0).Add(aldata[0]).William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000090 00000091 00000092 00000093 00000094 00000095 00000096 00000097 00000098 00000099 00000100 00000101 00000102 00000103 00000104 00000105 00000106 00000107 00000108 00000109 00000110 00000111 00000112 00000113 00000114 00000115 00000116 00000117 00000118 00000119 { aldata.Convert.Show("Error parsing training data". MessageBoxIcon. success = false. } } } catch { MessageBox.Add(aldata[0]). } for (int j = 0. aldata. } private bool parseTestingData() { bool success = true. } while (aldata. "Error".Error). j < Noutputs.OK. j++) { troutputs. i++) { trinputs.ToDouble(data[i])).RemoveAt(0).Add(System. aldata. i < Ninputs.Count > 0) { for (int i = 0. } return success. Page 126 of 225 .

altest. } while (altest.Show("Error parsing testing data". } } } catch { MessageBox. i < Ninputs. i < data. success = false. } return success. altest. j++) { teoutputs.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000120 00000121 00000122 00000123 00000124 00000125 00000126 00000127 00000128 00000129 00000130 00000131 00000132 00000133 00000134 00000135 00000136 00000137 00000138 00000139 00000140 00000141 00000142 00000143 00000144 00000145 00000146 00000147 00000148 00000149 try { for (int i = 3. i++) { teinputs. j < Noutputs.Length.OK.Add(System.RemoveAt(0).Add(altest[0]). MessageBoxButtons.Count > 0) { for (int i = 0.Error). } Page 127 of 225 . "Error". } for (int j = 0.Convert. MessageBoxIcon. i++) { altest.ToDouble(data[i])).Add(altest[0]).RemoveAt(0).

l++) { for (int k = 0. out double Nout) { Ninp = Ninputs. i++) troutputdata[i] = new double[(int) Noutputs]. out double Ninp. for (int j = 0. i < (troutputs. iter = Niterations.Count / (int)Noutputs).Count. } public void GetTrainingData (out double[][] trinputdata. j+=(int) Ninputs.Count / (int) Noutputs][]. l = 0.Count / (int) Ninputs][]. for (int i = 0. out double[][] troutputdata) { trinputdata = new double[trinputs. k < Ninputs.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000150 00000151 00000152 00000153 00000154 00000155 00000156 00000157 00000158 00000159 00000160 00000161 00000162 00000163 00000164 00000165 00000166 00000167 00000168 00000169 00000170 00000171 00000172 00000173 00000174 00000175 00000176 00000177 00000178 00000179 #endregion #region external_functions /********************\ |* EXTERNAL *| \********************/ public void GetStructure(out double iter.Count / (int)Ninputs). k++) { Page 128 of 225 . for (int i = 0. i < (trinputs. Nout = Noutputs. troutputdata = new double[troutputs. j < trinputs. i++) trinputdata[i] = new double[(int) Ninputs].

j += (int)Ninputs.Count.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000180 00000181 00000182 00000183 00000184 00000185 00000186 00000187 00000188 00000189 00000190 00000191 00000192 00000193 00000194 00000195 00000196 00000197 00000198 00000199 00000200 00000201 00000202 00000203 00000204 00000205 00000206 00000207 00000208 00000209 trinputdata[l][k] = (double) trinputs[j + } } for (int j = 0. i++) teoutputdata[i] = new double[(int)Noutputs]. l++) { for (int k = 0.Count / (int)Noutputs][]. for (int j = 0. l++) { for (int k = 0. l = 0. k++) { troutputdata[l][k] = (double)troutputs[j + k]. k < Ninputs. i < (teinputs.Count / (int)Ninputs). i++) teinputdata[i] = new double[(int)Ninputs].Count / (int)Ninputs][]. k++) { teinputdata[l][k] = (double)teinputs[j + k]. i < (teoutputs. for (int i = 0. l = 0. Page 129 of 225 . j += (int)Noutputs. j < troutputs. teoutputdata = new double[teoutputs. k < Noutputs. for (int i = 0. } } } public void GetTestingData (out double[][] teinputdata. j < teinputs. k].Count / (int)Noutputs). out double[][] teoutputdata) { teinputdata = new double[teinputs.Count.

} } #endregion } 9.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000210 00000211 00000212 00000213 00000214 00000215 00000216 00000217 00000218 00000219 00000220 00000221 00000222 00000223 00000224 00000225 00000226 00000227 00000228 00000229 00000230 00000231 00000232 00000233 00000234 00000235 00000236 } } } for (int j = 0.3 . Page 130 of 225 .Count. out ArrayList teoutputdata) { teinputdata = teinputs. teoutputdata = teoutputs.“Algorithms\TrainingAlgorithm. k++) { teoutputdata[l][k] = (double)teoutputs[j + k]. l++) { for (int k = 0.1. } public bool Verified { get { return _Verified. l = 0. j < teoutputs. } } } public void GetTestingDataAL (out ArrayList teinputdata. j += (int)Noutputs.2. k < Noutputs.cs” 00000001 using System.

_05025397. protected bool _ITerr. System.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000002 00000003 00000004 00000005 00000006 00000007 00000008 00000009 00000010 00000011 00000012 00000013 00000014 00000015 00000016 00000017 00000018 00000019 00000020 00000021 00000022 00000023 00000024 00000025 00000026 00000027 00000028 00000029 00000030 00000031 using using using using using using System. System. namespace _05025397.Forms. private int _IterMax. protected PointPairList BestErrList.Windows. ZedGraph. protected int CurIt.Algorithms { public abstract class TrainingAlgorithm { #region data /********************\ |* DATA *| \********************/ private double _TargetError. private int _ReportInterval.Linq. Page 131 of 225 . System.Collections. protected bool _Tested. private string _ReportData.Controller.Text. protected bool _Trained.Generic.

#endregion #region constructor /********************\ |* CONSTRUCTOR *| \********************/ public TrainingAlgorithm(double Target_Error. BestErrList = new PointPairList(). _ITerr = ITerr. int Reports. int Iter_Max. protected DatasetParser getdata. _ReportInterval = Reports. _IterMax = Iter_Max. RichTextBox txtTest. txtTest). } #endregion Page 132 of 225 .William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000032 00000033 00000034 00000035 00000036 00000037 00000038 00000039 00000040 00000041 00000042 00000043 00000044 00000045 00000046 00000047 00000048 00000049 00000050 00000051 00000052 00000053 00000054 00000055 00000056 00000057 00000058 00000059 00000060 00000061 protected Random Rand = new Random().0 //this is impossible to reach. getdata = new DatasetParser(txtData.00. RichTextBox txtData. if (_ITerr) _TargetError = -1. //If the ignore target error is true //then set the target error to -1. bool ITerr) { _TargetError = Target_Error. so the //network will loop to completion.

public abstract bool Test().William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000062 00000063 00000064 00000065 00000066 00000067 00000068 00000069 00000070 00000071 00000072 00000073 00000074 00000075 00000076 00000077 00000078 00000079 00000080 00000081 00000082 00000083 00000084 00000085 00000086 00000087 00000088 00000089 00000090 00000091 #region internal /********************\ |* INTERNAL *| \********************/ protected void Report(string output) { _ReportData += output. } public double TargetError { set { _TargetError = value. public abstract string network_details(). public PointPairList getGraphData() { return BestErrList. } #endregion #region external /********************\ |* EXTERNAL *| \********************/ public abstract bool Train(). } get { return _TargetError. } } Page 133 of 225 .

} } #endregion } Page 134 of 225 . } } public string ReportData { get { return _ReportData. } } public bool Trained { get { return _Trained. } set { _Trained = value.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000092 00000093 00000094 00000095 00000096 00000097 00000098 00000099 00000100 00000101 00000102 00000103 00000104 00000105 00000106 00000107 00000108 00000109 00000110 00000111 00000112 00000113 00000114 00000115 00000116 00000117 00000118 00000119 } public int ReportInterval { get { return _ReportInterval. } } public bool Tested { get { return _Tested. } } public int IterMax { get { return _IterMax.

_05025397. FANN_Cascade CCNet.Collections.“Algorithms\CascadeCorrelation.Generic.Windows.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 9.Collections. System. #endregion #region constructor Page 135 of 225 . System. System.Algorithms { public class CascadeCorrelation : TrainingAlgorithm { #region data /********************\ |* DATA *| \********************/ private double _InputL.Linq.Text.cs” 00000001 00000002 00000003 00000004 00000005 00000006 00000007 00000008 00000009 00000010 00000011 00000012 00000013 00000014 00000015 00000016 00000017 00000018 00000019 00000020 00000021 00000022 00000023 00000024 00000025 00000026 00000027 00000028 00000029 using using using using using using using using using using System.Controller. System. private double _OutputL. System.Forms. System.4 . namespace _05025397. FANN_Wrapper.IO.2.1. ZedGraph. private double _LearnRate.

out _OutputL). getdata.TargetError. base. double TargetError. RichTextBox txtData. out _InputL. int Iter_Max.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000030 00000031 00000032 00000033 00000034 00000035 00000036 00000037 00000038 00000039 00000040 00000041 00000042 00000043 00000044 00000045 00000046 00000047 00000048 00000049 00000050 00000051 00000052 00000053 00000054 00000055 00000056 00000057 00000058 00000059 /********************\ |* CONSTRUCTOR *| \********************/ public CascadeCorrelation(double LearnRate. int Reports. txtTest. (int)_OutputL. saveDllData(txtData. _LearnRate. bool ITerr. Iter_Max. RichTextBox te) { Page 136 of 225 .IterMax). CCNet = new FANN_Cascade((int)_InputL. txtTest).GetStructure(out iterations. double iterations. RichTextBox txtTest) : base(TargetError. txtData. } #endregion #region internal_functions /********************\ |* INTERNAL *| \********************/ private void saveDllData(RichTextBox tr. base. ITerr) { _LearnRate = LearnRate.ReportInterval. Reports. base.

Write(te.Format ("\t\t\t\t\tOutput Layer: {0:d}". output.Write(tr. (int)_OutputL)).Append( string. output. tw.dat").Format ("\nLearning Rate: {0:0.dat").Append( string.Text). tw.Close().00000}". tw. output. (int)_InputL)).William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000060 00000061 00000062 00000063 00000064 00000065 00000066 00000067 00000068 00000069 00000070 00000071 00000072 00000073 00000074 00000075 00000076 00000077 00000078 00000079 00000080 00000081 00000082 00000083 00000084 00000085 00000086 00000087 00000088 00000089 TextWriter tw = new StreamWriter("dlltrdata. } #endregion #region external_functions /********************\ |* EXTERNAL *| \********************/ public override string network_details() { StringBuilder output = new StringBuilder().Close().Append( string. output.Format ("Network Details: \n Input Layer: {0:d}". tw = new StreamWriter("dlltedata. _LearnRate)). tw.Text).Append( Page 137 of 225 .

} public override bool Train() { bool success = true.Append( string.ToString().TargetError)). output.Format ("\t\tMaximum Nodes: {0:d}". Report(CCNet. _ITerr)).Train().Append( string.Format ("\t\t\t\t\t\tIgnore target error " + "(process all iterations): {0}".IterMax)). } catch { Page 138 of 225 .Append( string. output. base._tr_output). return output.Format ("\nReport every {0:d} generations.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000090 00000091 00000092 00000093 00000094 00000095 00000096 00000097 00000098 00000099 00000100 00000101 00000102 00000103 00000104 00000105 00000106 00000107 00000108 00000109 00000110 00000111 00000112 00000113 00000114 00000115 00000116 00000117 00000118 00000119 string. output.".00000}".ReportInterval)). try { success = CCNet. base.Format ("\t\t\tTarget Error: {0:0. base.

Length.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000120 00000121 00000122 00000123 00000124 00000125 00000126 00000127 00000128 00000129 00000130 00000131 00000132 00000133 00000134 00000135 00000136 00000137 00000138 00000139 00000140 00000141 00000142 00000143 00000144 00000145 00000146 00000147 00000148 00000149 MessageBox. MessageBoxIcon. MessageBoxIcon.Show("Error running Cascade training!".Error). besterrlist[i]).Add((double)i.Show("Error getting graph data from DLL". i++) { base.besterrorlist. MessageBoxButtons. "Error". base.OK. i < besterrlist. } success = getGraphDataFromDll(). try { double[] besterrlist = CCNet.OK. } Page 139 of 225 . } } catch { MessageBox._Trained = success.BestErrList. for (int i = 0. "Error". } public bool getGraphDataFromDll() { bool success = true. success = false.Error). success = false. return success. MessageBoxButtons.

Test().Show("Error running Cascade testing!". Report(CCNet. return success.Error). MessageBoxButtons._Tested = success. } catch { MessageBox.OK.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000150 00000151 00000152 00000153 00000154 00000155 00000156 00000157 00000158 00000159 00000160 00000161 00000162 00000163 00000164 00000165 00000166 00000167 00000168 00000169 00000170 00000171 00000172 00000173 } return success. try { success = CCNet._te_output). } #endregion } Page 140 of 225 . } base. "Error". MessageBoxIcon. } public override bool Test() { bool success = true. success = false.

Forms.Controller.1. System. System.Collections. namespace _05025397.Windows.Generic. ZedGraph.5 .Algorithms { public class GeneticAlgorithm : TrainingAlgorithm { #region data /********************\ |* DATA *| \********************/ //GA Data private int _PopSize.Linq.2.Collections. private int _HiddenL. System. private int _Mutation. System.“Algorithms\GeneticAlgorithm. _05025397.cs” 00000001 00000002 00000003 00000004 00000005 00000006 00000007 00000008 00000009 00000010 00000011 00000012 00000013 00000014 00000015 00000016 00000017 00000018 00000019 00000020 00000021 00000022 00000023 00000024 00000025 00000026 00000027 00000028 00000029 using using using using using using using using System. //Network Data private double _InputL. //Population Page 141 of 225 .Text. private double _OutputL. private int _Crossover.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 9. System.

//Create new population references Population = new ArrayList(_PopSize). Reports. int HiddenL. #endregion #region constructor /********************\ |* CONSTRUCTOR *| \********************/ public GeneticAlgorithm(int PopSize.Add Page 142 of 225 . ITerr) { _PopSize = PopSize. int Reports. txtTest. _Mutation = Mutation. RichTextBox txtData. int Mutation. i < _PopSize. txtData. getdata. //Init Network params double iterations. RichTextBox txtTest) : base(TargetError. i++) { Population. int Crossover. _HiddenL = HiddenL.GetStructure(out iterations. double TargetError. Iter_Max. bool ITerr. out _OutputL). for (int i = 0.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000030 00000031 00000032 00000033 00000034 00000035 00000036 00000037 00000038 00000039 00000040 00000041 00000042 00000043 00000044 00000045 00000046 00000047 00000048 00000049 00000050 00000051 00000052 00000053 00000054 00000055 00000056 00000057 00000058 00000059 ArrayList Population. int Iter_Max. out _InputL. _Crossover = Crossover.

} //Sort the functions according to fitness now. Page 143 of 225 . getdata.IterMax.Next())). j++) { ((Model. out results). success = sort_fitnesses(). double[][] results. } } #endregion #region internal_functions /********************\ |* INTERNAL *| \********************/ private bool run() { bool success = true.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000060 00000061 00000062 00000063 00000064 00000065 00000066 00000067 00000068 00000069 00000070 00000071 00000072 00000073 00000074 00000075 00000076 00000077 00000078 00000079 00000080 00000081 00000082 00000083 00000084 00000085 00000086 00000087 00000088 00000089 (new Model. (int)_OutputL.GANetwork) Population[j]).GANetwork( (int)_InputL. for (int i = 0.GetScaledTrainingData(out inputs. _HiddenL.getMsQE(inputs. double[][] inputs. j < _PopSize. i++) { //Get the msqe for (int j = 0. results). Rand. i < base.

GANetwork)Population[0]).MSqE + ". } success = build_generation().\n").MSqE <= base.GANetwork)Population[0]). } private bool sort_fitnesses() { Page 144 of 225 . base. base.Add ((double)i. break. ((Model. } return success.CurIt == ReportInterval) { base. //Check for having reached the target if (((Model.CurIt = 0. } base.MSqE).William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000090 00000091 00000092 00000093 00000094 00000095 00000096 00000097 00000098 00000099 00000100 00000101 00000102 00000103 00000104 00000105 00000106 00000107 00000108 00000109 00000110 00000111 00000112 00000113 00000114 00000115 00000116 00000117 00000118 00000119 //Report if we're at a report iteration //Also update the besterrlist (for graphing) if (base.GANetwork)Population[0]).TargetError) { Report("\nNetwork matching or improving upon target error"+ "found at iteration [ " + i + " ].BestErrList.CurIt++.").Report("Best error at iteration [ " + i + " ] was " + ((Model.

i--) { //This algorithm is altered from previous versions. //It selects two points from the start of the population //Then applies crossover if necessary (based on probability) Page 145 of 225 . double[] weightarray2.OK. for (int i = (_PopSize . } private bool build_generation() { bool success = true.Sort(). selection2.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000120 00000121 00000122 00000123 00000124 00000125 00000126 00000127 00000128 00000129 00000130 00000131 00000132 00000133 00000134 00000135 00000136 00000137 00000138 00000139 00000140 00000141 00000142 00000143 00000144 00000145 00000146 00000147 00000148 00000149 bool success = true. success = false. double[] weightarray_f. try { Population.Show("Error sorting population".1). "Error".Error). } catch { MessageBox. double[] weightarray1. } return success. i > (int)(_PopSize / 2). int selection1. MessageBoxButtons. MessageBoxIcon.

Show("Error: 2D weight array length unequal.Next(100) < _Crossover) { //Choose a random position in the weight array //to be our crossover point Page 146 of 225 . //Then it replaces the last position in the population //(ie.Length != weightarray2.Next((int)_PopSize / 2). if (Rand. MessageBoxIcon. //Just a quick error check if (weightarray1.getWeights().GANetwork)Population[selection1]). selection1 = Rand.Next((int)_PopSize / 2). success = false. weightarray2 = ((Model. selection2 = Rand.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000150 00000151 00000152 00000153 00000154 00000155 00000156 00000157 00000158 00000159 00000160 00000161 00000162 00000163 00000164 00000165 00000166 00000167 00000168 00000169 00000170 00000171 00000172 00000173 00000174 00000175 00000176 00000177 00000178 00000179 //applies mutation if necessary (same again) //then if neither mutation or Xover have been applied //chooses position 1 or 2.OK.GANetwork)Population[selection1]).Length) { MessageBox. weightarray1 = ((Model. all the way to the middle of the population. //Next iteration it replaces the next to last. the least fit) with this new string. MessageBoxButtons. "Error". } try { weightarray_f = new double[weightarray1.getWeights(). and //so on.Length].".Error).

GANetwork)Population[i]). j < weightarray_f. (weightarray1.NextDouble() .5 for (int j = 0.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000180 00000181 00000182 00000183 00000184 00000185 00000186 00000187 00000188 00000189 00000190 00000191 00000192 00000193 00000194 00000195 00000196 00000197 00000198 00000199 00000200 00000201 00000202 00000203 00000204 00000205 00000206 00000207 00000208 00000209 int XPos = Rand.Length. j < weightarray1. } else { weightarray_f[j] = weightarray2[j].Length .1)).Next(100) < _Mutation) { //Jiggle the weights in the array //up or down by 0. //Simple single point crossover of the weights for (int j = 0. } Page 147 of 225 .5. } } //Set the weights of the current member of the //population we're on ((Model. j++) { if (j < XPos) { weightarray_f[j] = weightarray1[j]. j++) { weightarray_f[j] += Rand.Length. } } } if (Rand.setWeights(weightarray_f).Next(1.0.

output.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000210 00000211 00000212 00000213 00000214 00000215 00000216 00000217 00000218 00000219 00000220 00000221 00000222 00000223 00000224 00000225 00000226 00000227 00000228 00000229 00000230 00000231 00000232 00000233 00000234 00000235 00000236 00000237 00000238 00000239 catch { MessageBox. MessageBoxIcon.Append( string. output. } } return success. _Crossover)).Format("Network Details: \n Population: {0:d}".Error). _PopSize)). output.Append( string. _Mutation)).Format("\t\t\tCrossover Probability: {0:d}". success = false. MessageBoxButtons.Format("\t\t\tMutation Probability: {0:d}".Append( Page 148 of 225 .Append( string. } #endregion #region external_functions /********************\ |* EXTERNAL *| \********************/ public override string network_details() { //Add stringbuilder for efficiency here StringBuilder output = new StringBuilder().OK.Show("Error building new generation". output. "Error".

Append( string. success = run(). output.Append( string.Format("\t\t\tMaximum Generation: {0:d}". } public override bool Test() Page 149 of 225 . base.00000}". base.Format("\nHidden layer: {0:d}". output. } public override bool Train() { bool success = true. return output. base.Format("\t\t\tTarget Error: {0:0._Trained = success.TargetError)).".Format("\t\t\t\t\t\t\tIgnore target error (process all iterations): {0}". return success.ToString(). _HiddenL)).Format("\nReport every {0:d} generations. output.Append( string. _ITerr)). base.ReportInterval)).IterMax)).Append( string. output.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000240 00000241 00000242 00000243 00000244 00000245 00000246 00000247 00000248 00000249 00000250 00000251 00000252 00000253 00000254 00000255 00000256 00000257 00000258 00000259 00000260 00000261 00000262 00000263 00000264 00000265 00000266 00000267 00000268 00000269 string.

i < tstinput. i++) { ((Model.Length. StringBuilder output = new StringBuilder(). try { for (int i = 0. } output.Append(string.Run(tstinput[i]). double[][] tstinput.Append("\n\n\t\t\t~~Network Testing~~"). j++) { output. j < netoutput. netoutput[j])). out tstoutput). j < tstinput[i]. tstinput[i][j])). double[] netoutput.GANetwork)Population[0]).Format(" [{0:g}] ".Format(" [{0:g}] ".GetOutput(). double[][] tstoutput.Append(string. for (int j = 0.GetScaledTestingData(out tstinput.Length. Page 150 of 225 . output.Append("\nWith inputs:").William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000270 00000271 00000272 00000273 00000274 00000275 00000276 00000277 00000278 00000279 00000280 00000281 00000282 00000283 00000284 00000285 00000286 00000287 00000288 00000289 00000290 00000291 00000292 00000293 00000294 00000295 00000296 00000297 00000298 00000299 { bool success = true. output. netoutput = ((Model. getdata.Append("\nOutput achieved was:").Length. j++) { output.GANetwork)Population[0]). for (int j = 0.

tstoutput).Format(" [{0:g}] ".GANetwork)Population[0]). } #endregion } Page 151 of 225 . j < tstoutput[i].Report(output.Length.Append("\nMean Squared Error with these inputs and outputs is:").Error).OK. MessageBoxButtons. j++) { output.Append(string.Show("Error Running Test. return success.MSqE)). output. base.Append("\nOutput Desired was:").Append( string. ((Model. "Error". } } output. } catch { MessageBox. (double) ((Model.Format ("{0:g}".GANetwork)Population[0]). tstoutput[i][j])). MessageBoxIcon. } base.getMsQE(tstinput.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000300 00000301 00000302 00000303 00000304 00000305 00000306 00000307 00000308 00000309 00000310 00000311 00000312 00000313 00000314 00000315 00000316 00000317 00000318 00000319 00000320 00000321 00000322 00000323 00000324 00000325 00000326 00000327 00000328 } } output. success = false.ToString()). for (int j = 0._Tested = success.".

2. ZedGraph. System.Linq. private double _LearnRate.Algorithms { public class BackProp : TrainingAlgorithm { #region data /********************\ |* DATA *| \********************/ private double _InputL. namespace _05025397.“Algorithms\BackProp. private double _OutputL.Generic.Controller. System.Windows.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 9. System. #endregion #region constructor Page 152 of 225 .1.cs” 00000001 00000002 00000003 00000004 00000005 00000006 00000007 00000008 00000009 00000010 00000011 00000012 00000013 00000014 00000015 00000016 00000017 00000018 00000019 00000020 00000021 00000022 00000023 00000024 00000025 00000026 00000027 00000028 00000029 using using using using using using using using using using System.IO.Collections. _05025397.Forms. private int _HiddenL. System. FANN_Wrapper. System.Text. System. FANN_BackProp BPnet.Collections.6 .

base. txtData. BPnet = new FANN_BackProp((int)_InputL. _LearnRate = LearnRate. Reports. double iterations. txtTest). int Iter_Max. base. } #endregion #region internal_functions /********************\ Page 153 of 225 . out _OutputL). _LearnRate. (int)_OutputL. bool ITerr. double TargetError. txtTest. out _InputL.IterMax). ITerr) { _HiddenL = HiddenL. //Copy the training and testing data to the dat files //ready for the DLL's to access. HiddenL.ReportInterval.TargetError. RichTextBox txtData. RichTextBox txtTest) : base(TargetError.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000030 00000031 00000032 00000033 00000034 00000035 00000036 00000037 00000038 00000039 00000040 00000041 00000042 00000043 00000044 00000045 00000046 00000047 00000048 00000049 00000050 00000051 00000052 00000053 00000054 00000055 00000056 00000057 00000058 00000059 /********************\ |* CONSTRUCTOR *| \********************/ public BackProp (int HiddenL. double LearnRate. getdata. int Reports. Iter_Max. base.GetStructure(out iterations. saveDllData(txtData.

Append( Page 154 of 225 .Write(tr.Text). (int) _InputL)). (int) _OutputL)). output.Append( string.Append( string. tw.dat").Text). output. tw. output. tw = new StreamWriter("dlltedata. tw.Format ("\t\t\tOutput Layer: {0:d}".Format ("Network Details: \n Input Layer: {0:d}".dat").Write(te. RichTextBox te) { TextWriter tw = new StreamWriter("dlltrdata.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000060 00000061 00000062 00000063 00000064 00000065 00000066 00000067 00000068 00000069 00000070 00000071 00000072 00000073 00000074 00000075 00000076 00000077 00000078 00000079 00000080 00000081 00000082 00000083 00000084 00000085 00000086 00000087 00000088 00000089 |* INTERNAL *| \********************/ private void saveDllData(RichTextBox tr.Close().Close(). } #endregion #region external_functions /********************\ |* EXTERNAL *| \********************/ public override string network_details() { StringBuilder output = new StringBuilder(). tw.

output.Format ("\t\t\tHidden Layer: {0:d}".00000}". base. output. (int) _HiddenL)). output.IterMax)).Format ("\nLearning Rate: {0:0.Append( string.Append( string.ReportInterval)).00000}". _ITerr)). base. output.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000090 00000091 00000092 00000093 00000094 00000095 00000096 00000097 00000098 00000099 00000100 00000101 00000102 00000103 00000104 00000105 00000106 00000107 00000108 00000109 00000110 00000111 00000112 00000113 00000114 00000115 00000116 00000117 00000118 00000119 string.Format ("\t\tMaximum Epoch: {0:d}". return output. _LearnRate)).Append( string.Format ("\t\t\t\t\t\tIgnore target error " + "(process all iterations): {0}".Format ("\t\t\tTarget Error: {0:0.". base. output.TargetError)). } public override bool Train() { Page 155 of 225 .Append( string.Format ("\nReport every {0:d} generations.Append( string.ToString().

} public bool getGraphDataFromDll() { bool success = true.Error)._Trained = success.BestErrList. "Error". MessageBoxButtons._tr_output). besterrlist[i]).Length. MessageBoxIcon.OK.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000120 00000121 00000122 00000123 00000124 00000125 00000126 00000127 00000128 00000129 00000130 00000131 00000132 00000133 00000134 00000135 00000136 00000137 00000138 00000139 00000140 00000141 00000142 00000143 00000144 00000145 00000146 00000147 00000148 00000149 bool success = true. try { double[] besterrlist = BPnet. } success = getGraphDataFromDll().Show("Error running Backprop training!".Train(). Page 156 of 225 . for (int i = 0.Add((double)i. Report(BPnet. i < besterrlist. success = false.besterrorlist. try { success = BPnet. return success. base. i++) { base. } catch { MessageBox.

return success. "Error". } return success. } public override bool Test() { bool success = true.Error).William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000150 00000151 00000152 00000153 00000154 00000155 00000156 00000157 00000158 00000159 00000160 00000161 00000162 00000163 00000164 00000165 00000166 00000167 00000168 00000169 00000170 00000171 00000172 00000173 00000174 00000175 00000176 00000177 00000178 00000179 } } catch { MessageBox. MessageBoxIcon. MessageBoxButtons. success = false. success = false.Show("Error getting graph data from DLL"._Tested = success._te_output). } base.Error). MessageBoxButtons. MessageBoxIcon. } #endregion Page 157 of 225 .Test(). try { success = BPnet. Report(BPnet.Show("Error running Backprop testing!".OK. } catch { MessageBox.OK. "Error".

William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000180 00000181 } } 9.Forms.cs” 00000001 00000002 00000003 00000004 00000005 00000006 00000007 00000008 00000009 00000010 00000011 00000012 00000013 00000014 00000015 00000016 00000017 00000018 00000019 00000020 00000021 00000022 00000023 00000024 using using using using using using System. System. Page 158 of 225 .1.3.Windows. _05025397. System. protected int _numinputs.Model { public class Network { #region data /********************\ |* DATA *| \********************/ //[layer][node][input] protected double[][][] _inputs. System.1.Generic. namespace _05025397.Linq. protected double[][][] _weights.Text.Collections. System. protected int _numoutputs.“Network.3 . protected int _hiddennodes.Model 9.1 . protected double[][] _outputs.

i < _hiddennodes. } } private void init_hiddenlayer() { _inputs[1] = new double[_hiddennodes][]. i++) { _inputs[0][i] = new double[2]. _weights[1][i] = new double[_numinputs + 1]. _outputs[0] = new double[_numinputs]. #endregion #region init /********************\ |* INIT *| \********************/ private void init_inputlayer() { _inputs[0] = new double[_numinputs][]. _weights[0][i] = new double[2]. for (int i = 0. for (int i = 0.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000025 00000026 00000027 00000028 00000029 00000030 00000031 00000032 00000033 00000034 00000035 00000036 00000037 00000038 00000039 00000040 00000041 00000042 00000043 00000044 00000045 00000046 00000047 00000048 00000049 00000050 00000051 00000052 00000053 00000054 protected Random Rand. _outputs[1] = new double[_hiddennodes]. Page 159 of 225 . i++) { _inputs[1][i] = new double[_numinputs + 1]. _weights[1] = new double[_hiddennodes][]. _weights[0] = new double[_numinputs][]. i < _numinputs.

Page 160 of 225 . i < _numinputs. i++) { _inputs[2][i] = new double[_hiddennodes + 1].0. for (int i = 0. i++) { _inputs[1][i][_numinputs] = 1. } } private void init_bias() { //Input bias for (int i = 0. i < _hiddennodes.0.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000055 00000056 00000057 00000058 00000059 00000060 00000061 00000062 00000063 00000064 00000065 00000066 00000067 00000068 00000069 00000070 00000071 00000072 00000073 00000074 00000075 00000076 00000077 00000078 00000079 00000080 00000081 00000082 00000083 00000084 } } private void init_outputlayer() { _inputs[2] = new double[_numoutputs][].0. _weights[0][i][1] = 1.0. i < _numoutputs. i++) { _inputs[0][i][1] = 1. _weights[2] = new double[_numoutputs][]. _outputs[2] = new double[_numoutputs]. _weights[2][i] = new double[_hiddennodes + 1]. _weights[1][i][_numinputs] = 1. } //Hidden layer bias for (int i = 0.

NextDouble(). i < _hiddennodes. i < _numinputs. } } private void init_hiddenweights() { for (int i = 0.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000085 00000086 00000087 00000088 00000089 00000090 00000091 00000092 00000093 00000094 00000095 00000096 00000097 00000098 00000099 00000100 00000101 00000102 00000103 00000104 00000105 00000106 00000107 00000108 00000109 00000110 00000111 00000112 00000113 00000114 } //Output layer bias for (int i = 0. i++) { _inputs[2][i][_hiddennodes] = 1. j++) { _weights[1][i][j] = Rand.0. i++) { for (int j = 0. i < _numoutputs. _weights[2][i][_hiddennodes] = 1. } } } private void init_outputweights() Page 161 of 225 . i++) { _weights[0][i][0] = Rand.NextDouble(). } } private void init_inputweights() { for (int i = 0. j < _numinputs.0.

} private bool Runinput() { bool success = true. i < _numoutputs.NextDouble(). } } } #endregion #region internal /********************\ |* INTERNAL *| \********************/ private double sigmoid(double input) { return (1 / (1 + Math.Pow(Math. j < _hiddennodes. i++) { for (int j = 0. try { //Calculate results for this layer for (int i = 0.E. j++) { _weights[2][i][j] = Rand.0.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000115 00000116 00000117 00000118 00000119 00000120 00000121 00000122 00000123 00000124 00000125 00000126 00000127 00000128 00000129 00000130 00000131 00000132 00000133 00000134 00000135 00000136 00000137 00000138 00000139 00000140 00000141 00000142 00000143 00000144 { for (int i = 0. i++) { Page 162 of 225 . double sum = 0. -input))). i < _numinputs.

MessageBoxButtons. } } catch { MessageBox.Show("Error processing input layer".0. i++) { for (int j = 0.0. } private bool Runhidden() { bool success = true. i < _hiddennodes. Page 163 of 225 . MessageBoxIcon. success = false.OK. double sum = 0. j < 2. sum = 0. j < _numinputs. } _outputs[0][i] = sigmoid(sum). j++) { _inputs[1][i][j] = _outputs[0][j]. j++) { sum += (_inputs[0][i][j] * _weights[0][i][j]). try { //Feed forward the results from input layer for (int i = 0. } return success.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000145 00000146 00000147 00000148 00000149 00000150 00000151 00000152 00000153 00000154 00000155 00000156 00000157 00000158 00000159 00000160 00000161 00000162 00000163 00000164 00000165 00000166 00000167 00000168 00000169 00000170 00000171 00000172 00000173 00000174 for (int j = 0.Error). "Error".

success = false. } } catch { MessageBox. "Error". double sum = 0.0. i++) { for (int j = 0. MessageBoxIcon. } _outputs[1][i] = sigmoid(sum). } private bool Runoutput() { bool success = true. try Page 164 of 225 . j++) { sum += (_inputs[1][i][j] * _weights[1][i][j]). MessageBoxButtons.Error). } return success. sum = 0. j < _numinputs + 1.0.Show("Error processing hidden layer". i < _hiddennodes.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000175 00000176 00000177 00000178 00000179 00000180 00000181 00000182 00000183 00000184 00000185 00000186 00000187 00000188 00000189 00000190 00000191 00000192 00000193 00000194 00000195 00000196 00000197 00000198 00000199 00000200 00000201 00000202 00000203 00000204 } } //Calculate results for this layer for (int i = 0.OK.

} } catch { MessageBox. j++) { sum += (_inputs[2][i][j] * _weights[2][i][j]). success = false. } return success. } } //Calculate results for this layer for (int i = 0. j < _hiddennodes + 1. j++) { _inputs[2][i][j] = _outputs[1][j]. "Error".Show("Error processing output layer". i++) { for (int j = 0.Error). } _outputs[2][i] = sigmoid(sum). MessageBoxIcon. i < _numoutputs.0. sum = 0. MessageBoxButtons.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000205 00000206 00000207 00000208 00000209 00000210 00000211 00000212 00000213 00000214 00000215 00000216 00000217 00000218 00000219 00000220 00000221 00000222 00000223 00000224 00000225 00000226 00000227 00000228 00000229 00000230 00000231 00000232 00000233 00000234 { //Feed forward the results from hidden layer for (int i = 0. i < _numoutputs.OK. i++) { for (int j = 0. j < _hiddennodes. } Page 165 of 225 .

i < _numinputs.Error). i++) //Each input node has only one real input //and a bias . //The numbers of inputs must match up if (inputs. success = false.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000235 00000236 00000237 00000238 00000239 00000240 00000241 00000242 00000243 00000244 00000245 00000246 00000247 00000248 00000249 00000250 00000251 00000252 00000253 00000254 00000255 00000256 00000257 00000258 00000259 00000260 00000261 00000262 00000263 00000264 #endregion #region external /********************\ |* EXTERNAL *| \********************/ public bool Run(double[] inputs) { bool success = true. MessageBoxIcon. } if (success) for (int i = 0. Page 166 of 225 . MessageBoxButtons. if(success) success = Runhidden().Length != _numinputs) { MessageBox. _inputs[0][i][0] = inputs[i]. if(success) success = Runinput().the number of nodes corresponds //to the number of inputs accepted. "Incorrect number of inputs".OK.Show("Error: Incorrect number of inputs supplied to NN".

int SetRandom) { //Set random number generator Rand = new Random(SetRandom). return success. int hiddennodes. _hiddennodes = hiddennodes. } public double[] GetOutput() { //Return the outputs from the //output layer return _outputs[2]. //We'll always have 3 layers Page 167 of 225 . int numoutputs.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000265 00000266 00000267 00000268 00000269 00000270 00000271 00000272 00000273 00000274 00000275 00000276 00000277 00000278 00000279 00000280 00000281 00000282 00000283 00000284 00000285 00000286 00000287 00000288 00000289 00000290 00000291 00000292 00000293 00000294 if(success) success = Runoutput(). _numoutputs = numoutputs. //Set network structure descriptors _numinputs = numinputs. } #endregion #region constructor /********************\ |* CONSTRUCTOR *| \********************/ public Network(int numinputs.

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00000295 00000296 00000297 00000298 00000299 00000300 00000301 00000302 00000303 00000304 00000305 00000306 00000307 00000308 00000309 00000310 } //Input, Hidden, and Output _inputs = new double[3][][]; _weights = new double[3][][]; _outputs = new double[3][]; init_inputlayer(); init_hiddenlayer(); init_outputlayer(); init_bias(); init_inputweights(); init_hiddenweights(); init_outputweights(); } #endregion }

9.1.3.2 - “GANetwork.cs”
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//This class contains Genetic Algorithm specific functions //in addition to the basic feed foward neural net functionality. namespace _05025397.Model

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public class GANetwork : Network, IComparable { #region data /********************\ |* DATA *| \********************/ double _MSqE; #endregion #region .NET /********************\ |* .NET *| \********************/ //Interface_Implementation //Return Value Meanings: //-<Zero: x < y //-Zero: x == y //->Zero: x > y public int CompareTo(object a) { GANetwork b; if (a is GANetwork) { b = a as GANetwork; return _MSqE.CompareTo(b.MSqE); }

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00000043 00000044 00000045 00000046 00000047 00000048 00000049 00000050 00000051 00000052 00000053 00000054 00000055 00000056 00000057 00000058 00000059 00000060 00000061 00000062 00000063 00000064 00000065 00000066 00000067 00000068 00000069 00000070 00000071 00000072 return 0; } #endregion #region external /********************\ |* EXTERNAL *| \********************/ public void getMsQE(double[][] inputs, double[][] outputs) { double sum = 0.0; int counter = 0; double[] netoutputs = new double[_numoutputs]; for (int i = 0; i < inputs.Length; i++) { base.Run(inputs[i]); netoutputs = base.GetOutput(); for (int j = 0; j < netoutputs.Length; j++) { sum += (outputs[i][j] - netoutputs[j]) * (outputs[i][j] - netoutputs[j]); counter++; } } _MSqE = (sum / counter); }

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00000073 00000074 00000075 00000076 00000077 00000078 00000079 00000080 00000081 00000082 00000083 00000084 00000085 00000086 00000087 00000088 00000089 00000090 00000091 00000092 00000093 00000094 00000095 00000096 00000097 00000098 00000099 00000100 00000101 00000102 public double[] getWeights() { ArrayList collater = new ArrayList(); //Collect all the weights in an array list //then spit them out as a 1D array of doubles try { for (int i = 0; i < _weights.Length; i++) { for (int j = 0; j < _weights[i].Length; j++) { for (int k = 0; k < _weights[i][j].Length; k++) { collater.Add(_weights[i][j][k]); } } } } catch { MessageBox.Show("Fatal Error collating weights to 1D array", "Error", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Error); Application.Exit(); } return (double[])collater.ToArray(typeof(double)); } public void setWeights(double[] weights)

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i++) { for (int j = 0. j++) { for (int k = 0.OK.Length. MessageBoxIcon.Length. } } } } catch { MessageBox. wc++) { _weights[i][j][k] = weights[wc]. } } /********************\ |* GETTERS/SETTERS *| \********************/ public double MSqE { Page 172 of 225 .Exit(). Application. i < _weights. k < _weights[i][j].William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000103 00000104 00000105 00000106 00000107 00000108 00000109 00000110 00000111 00000112 00000113 00000114 00000115 00000116 00000117 00000118 00000119 00000120 00000121 00000122 00000123 00000124 00000125 00000126 00000127 00000128 00000129 00000130 00000131 00000132 { //Take a 1D array of doubles and apply //to the correct positions in our weights //array try { for (int i = 0.Error). j < _weights[i]. "Error".Show("Fatal Error adding 1D weight array to 3D weight array". MessageBoxButtons.Length. wc = 0. k++.

int SetRandom) : base(Ninputs. } set { _MSqE = value. int Nhnodes. } } #endregion #region constructor /********************\ |* CONSTRUCTOR *| \********************/ public GANetwork(int Ninputs.0. Nhnodes. Noutputs.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000133 00000134 00000135 00000136 00000137 00000138 00000139 00000140 00000141 00000142 00000143 00000144 00000145 00000146 00000147 00000148 00000149 00000150 00000151 } get { return _MSqE. } #endregion } Page 173 of 225 . SetRandom) { MSqE = 0. int Noutputs.

int OutputL.“FANN_Wrapper.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 9. double LearnRate.DLL Wrapper for FANN functions 9.h” 00000001 00000002 00000003 00000004 00000005 00000006 00000007 00000008 00000009 00000010 00000011 00000012 00000013 00000014 00000015 00000016 00000017 00000018 00000019 00000020 00000021 00000022 00000023 00000024 00000025 00000026 #pragma once #include "UnManaged_FANN_BackProp.1.h" #include "UnManaged_FANN_CasC. Page 174 of 225 . { public: /********************\ |* DATA *| \********************/ UnManaged_FANN_CasC* UMWrapper.1. namespace FANN_Wrapper { public ref class FANN_Cascade //Managed wrapper for UnManaged_FANN_CasC //which is a C++ interface to the C programmed //FANN dll.4. public: /********************\ |* EXTERNAL *| \********************/ FANN_Cascade(int InputL. double TargetErr. using namespace System::Runtime::InteropServices.1 .4 .h" using namespace System.

William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000027 00000028 00000029 00000030 00000031 00000032 00000033 00000034 00000035 00000036 00000037 00000038 00000039 00000040 00000041 00000042 00000043 00000044 00000045 00000046 00000047 00000048 00000049 00000050 00000051 00000052 00000053 00000054 00000055 00000056 int ReportInterval. !FANN_Cascade(void). bool Test(void). } } property String^ _tr_output { String^ get() { return gcnew String((wchar_t *) UMWrapper->get_report_train()). public: /********************\ |* GETTERS/SETTERS *| \********************/ property String^ _te_output { String^ get() { return gcnew String((wchar_t *) UMWrapper->get_report_test()). Page 175 of 225 . bool Train(void). } } property array<double>^ besterrorlist { array<double>^ get() MaxNeurons). int ~FANN_Cascade(void).

} return arout. public: Page 176 of 225 . const double *ar = UMWrapper->get_besterrs(size). } } }. array<double>^ arout = gcnew array<double>(size). public ref class FANN_BackProp //Managed wrapper for UnManaged_FANN_Backprop //which is a C++ interface to the C programmed //FANN dll. for(int i = 0.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000057 00000058 00000059 00000060 00000061 00000062 00000063 00000064 00000065 00000066 00000067 00000068 00000069 00000070 00000071 00000072 00000073 00000074 00000075 00000076 00000077 00000078 00000079 00000080 00000081 00000082 00000083 00000084 00000085 00000086 { int size. i < size. { public: /********************\ |* DATA *| \********************/ UnManaged_FANN_Backprop* UMWrapper. i++) { arout[i] = ar[i].

bool Train(void). !FANN_BackProp(void). int MaximumIteration). } Page 177 of 225 . ~FANN_BackProp(void). int HiddenL. bool Test(void).William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000087 00000088 00000089 00000090 00000091 00000092 00000093 00000094 00000095 00000096 00000097 00000098 00000099 00000100 00000101 00000102 00000103 00000104 00000105 00000106 00000107 00000108 00000109 00000110 00000111 00000112 00000113 00000114 00000115 00000116 /********************\ |* EXTERNAL *| \********************/ FANN_BackProp(int InputL. double LearnRate. int ReportInterval. double TargetErr. } } property String^ _tr_output { String^ get() { return gcnew String((wchar_t *) UMWrapper->get_report_train()). int OutputL. public: /********************\ |* GETTERS/SETTERS *| \********************/ property String^ _te_output { String^ get() { return gcnew String((wchar_t *) UMWrapper->get_report_test()).

Page 178 of 225 . const double *ar = UMWrapper->get_besterrs(size).William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000117 00000118 00000119 00000120 00000121 00000122 00000123 00000124 00000125 00000126 00000127 00000128 00000129 00000130 00000131 00000132 00000133 00000134 00000135 00000136 00000137 00000138 00000139 } } property array<double>^ besterrorlist { array<double>^ get() { int size. array<double>^ arout = gcnew array<double>(size). i++) { arout[i] = ar[i]. for(int i = 0. } } }. i < size. } return arout.

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9.1.4.2 - “FANN_Wrapper.cpp”
00000001 00000002 00000003 00000004 00000005 00000006 00000007 00000008 00000009 00000010 00000011 00000012 00000013 00000014 00000015 00000016 00000017 00000018 00000019 00000020 00000021 00000022 00000023 00000024 00000025 00000026 00000027 00000028 00000029 #include "stdafx.h" #include "FANN_Wrapper.h" namespace FANN_Wrapper { /********************\ |* FANN_BackProp *| \********************/ //Constructor FANN_BackProp::FANN_BackProp(int InputL, int HiddenL, int OutputL, double LearnRate, double TargetErr, int ReportInterval, int MaximumIteration) { UMWrapper = new UnManaged_FANN_Backprop( InputL, HiddenL, OutputL, LearnRate, TargetErr, ReportInterval, MaximumIteration); } //Destructor FANN_BackProp::~FANN_BackProp(void) { if (UMWrapper) { delete UMWrapper; UMWrapper = 0; } }

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//Finalizer FANN_BackProp::!FANN_BackProp(void) { if (UMWrapper) { delete UMWrapper; UMWrapper = 0; } }

//Train bool FANN_BackProp::Train(void) { return UMWrapper->Train(); } //Test bool FANN_BackProp::Test(void) { return UMWrapper->Test(); } /********************\ |* FANN_Cascade *| \********************/ //Constructor FANN_Cascade::FANN_Cascade(int InputL, int OutputL,

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00000060 00000061 00000062 00000063 00000064 00000065 00000066 00000067 00000068 00000069 00000070 00000071 00000072 00000073 00000074 00000075 00000076 00000077 00000078 00000079 00000080 00000081 00000082 00000083 00000084 00000085 00000086 00000087 00000088 00000089 double LearnRate, double TargetErr, int ReportInterval, int MaxNeurons) { UMWrapper = new UnManaged_FANN_CasC( InputL, OutputL, LearnRate, TargetErr, ReportInterval, MaxNeurons); } //Destructor FANN_Cascade::~FANN_Cascade(void) { if (UMWrapper) { delete UMWrapper; UMWrapper = 0; } } //Finalizer FANN_Cascade::!FANN_Cascade(void) { if (UMWrapper) { delete UMWrapper; UMWrapper = 0; } } //Train

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00000090 00000091 00000092 00000093 00000094 00000095 00000096 00000097 00000098 00000099 00000100 } bool FANN_Cascade::Train(void) { return UMWrapper->Train(); } //Test bool FANN_Cascade::Test(void) { return UMWrapper->Test(); }

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h” 00000001 00000002 00000003 00000004 00000005 00000006 00000007 00000008 00000009 00000010 00000011 00000012 00000013 00000014 00000015 00000016 00000017 00000018 00000019 00000020 00000021 00000022 00000023 00000024 00000025 00000026 00000027 00000028 00000029 #pragma once #include <iostream> #include <string> #include <sstream> #include <vector> #include <doublefann.“UnManaged_FANN_BackProp. int _MaximumIteration.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 9. //Output for C# Page 183 of 225 . double _Momentum. double _TargetErr.3 .4. int _ReportInterval.h> #include <fann_cpp. { private: /********************\ |* DATA *| \********************/ //Network Structure int _InputL.h> class UnManaged_FANN_Backprop //An interface to the C programmed //FANN dll.1. int _OutputL. int _HiddenL. //Training Parameters double _LearnRate.

00000033 00000034 std::vector<double> vecbsterr. 00000052 00000053 //Interface functions 00000054 //accessed from C# 00000055 bool Train(void). 00000031 std::wstringstream te_output. 00000048 int ReportInterval. 00000056 bool Test(void). int MaximumIteration).William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000030 std::wstringstream tr_output. 00000035 double *bsterr. 00000036 00000037 //FANN Data 00000038 struct fann *ann. 00000049 00000050 //Destructor 00000051 ~UnManaged_FANN_Backprop(void). 00000047 double LearnRate. 00000057 00000058 public: 00000059 /********************\ Page 184 of 225 . int OutputL. double TargetErr. int HiddenL. 00000040 00000041 public: 00000042 /********************\ 00000043 |* EXTERNAL *| 00000044 \********************/ 00000045 //Constructor 00000046 UnManaged_FANN_Backprop(int InputL. 00000039 struct fann_train_data *data. 00000032 wchar_t *wchoutput.

const double* get_besterrs(int &size).William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000060 00000061 00000062 00000063 00000064 00000065 00000066 }. |* GETTERS/SETTERS *| \********************/ const wchar_t* get_report_train(void). Page 185 of 225 . const wchar_t* get_report_test(void).

ann = NULL. int ReportInterval. wchoutput = NULL.1. _LearnRate = LearnRate.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 9.cpp” 00000001 00000002 00000003 00000004 00000005 00000006 00000007 00000008 00000009 00000010 00000011 00000012 00000013 00000014 00000015 00000016 00000017 00000018 00000019 00000020 00000021 00000022 00000023 00000024 00000025 00000026 00000027 00000028 00000029 #include "StdAfx. _HiddenL = HiddenL.4. bsterr = NULL.h" #include "UnManaged_FANN_BackProp. double TargetErr. data = NULL.“UnManaged_FANN_BackProp.4 . int MaximumIteration) { _InputL = InputL. _TargetErr = TargetErr. double LearnRate. _MaximumIteration = MaximumIteration.h" //Constructor UnManaged_FANN_Backprop::UnManaged_FANN_Backprop (int InputL. Page 186 of 225 . int OutputL. } //Destructor UnManaged_FANN_Backprop::~UnManaged_FANN_Backprop() { fann_destroy_train(data). int HiddenL. _OutputL = OutputL. _ReportInterval = ReportInterval.

} if (fann_num_input_train_data(data) != _InputL) Page 187 of 225 . } catch(. wchoutput = NULL... double error. bool success = true. _InputL. ann = fann_create_standard(3. delete wchoutput. _OutputL). int reportcounter = 0. success = false.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000030 00000031 00000032 00000033 00000034 00000035 00000036 00000037 00000038 00000039 00000040 00000041 00000042 00000043 00000044 00000045 00000046 00000047 00000048 00000049 00000050 00000051 00000052 00000053 00000054 00000055 00000056 00000057 00000058 00000059 delete bsterr. try { data = fann_read_train_from_file("dlltrdata. _HiddenL.) { throw(""). } //Train bool UnManaged_FANN_Backprop::Train(void) { static int firstrun = false. bsterr = NULL.dat").

fann_set_activation_steepness_output(ann. success = false. //Set the learning rate fann_set_learning_rate(ann. //Same range the GA's weights are //initialised too Page 188 of 225 . fann_set_activation_function_output (ann. //Sigmoid Activation Functions (the same one //the GA uses). //Standard backprop fann_set_training_algorithm(ann. FANN_TRAIN_BATCH). } fann_set_activation_steepness_hidden(ann. (float) _LearnRate). } if (fann_num_output_train_data(data) != _OutputL) { throw(""). FANN_SIGMOID). 1). success = false.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000060 00000061 00000062 00000063 00000064 00000065 00000066 00000067 00000068 00000069 00000070 00000071 00000072 00000073 00000074 00000075 00000076 00000077 00000078 00000079 00000080 00000081 00000082 00000083 00000084 00000085 00000086 00000087 00000088 00000089 { throw(""). FANN_SIGMOID). 1). fann_set_activation_function_hidden (ann.

i < _MaximumIteration. 0. if (reportcounter == _ReportInterval) { tr_output << "Best error at iteration [ " << i << " ] was " << error << ". data). i = _MaximumIteration + 1. reportcounter = 0.push_back(error). if (error < _TargetErr) { tr_output << "\nNetwork matching or improving upon target error" << "found at iteration [ " << i << " ]. //Training Loop for (int i = 0.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000090 00000091 00000092 00000093 00000094 00000095 00000096 00000097 00000098 00000099 00000100 00000101 00000102 00000103 00000104 00000105 00000106 00000107 00000108 00000109 00000110 00000111 00000112 00000113 00000114 00000115 00000116 00000117 00000118 00000119 fann_randomize_weights(ann. 1. vecbsterr. i++) { //Train one epoch then check the //mean squared error error = (double) fann_train_epoch(ann.".\n". Page 189 of 225 .0. } } fann_destroy_train(data).0). } reportcounter++.

j < _OutputL. j++) { te_output << " [" << data->input[i][j] << "] ". j++) { Page 190 of 225 . te_output << "\nWith inputs". fann_scale_train_data(data. data->input[i]). } te_output << "\nOutput achieved was". for (int j = 0. for (unsigned int i = 0. i < fann_length_train_data(data).dat"). } //Test bool UnManaged_FANN_Backprop::Test(void) { fann_type *calc_out = NULL. j < _InputL. error = new double[fann_length_train_data(data)]. data = fann_read_train_from_file("dlltedata. for (int j = 0. double *error = NULL. 1). te_output << "\n\n\t\t\t~~Network Testing~~". i++) { calc_out = fann_run(ann. return true. 0.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000120 00000121 00000122 00000123 00000124 00000125 00000126 00000127 00000128 00000129 00000130 00000131 00000132 00000133 00000134 00000135 00000136 00000137 00000138 00000139 00000140 00000141 00000142 00000143 00000144 00000145 00000146 00000147 00000148 00000149 firstrun = true.

j < _OutputL. data).c_str()).William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000150 00000151 00000152 00000153 00000154 00000155 00000156 00000157 00000158 00000159 00000160 00000161 00000162 00000163 00000164 00000165 00000166 00000167 00000168 00000169 00000170 00000171 00000172 00000173 00000174 00000175 00000176 00000177 00000178 00000179 te_output << " [" << calc_out[j] << "] ". } wchoutput = new wchar_t[tr_output. delete calc_out.length() + 1]. delete error. tr_output. Page 191 of 225 . te_output << fann_test_data(ann. } //get_report const wchar_t* UnManaged_FANN_Backprop::get_report_train(void) { if (wchoutput != NULL) { delete wchoutput. j++) { te_output << " [" << data->output[i][j] << "] ".str().str(). wcscpy(wchoutput. return true. for (int j = 0. } te_output << "\nOutput Desired was". } } te_output << "\nMean Squared Error with these inputs and outputs is:". wchoutput = NULL.

size = vecbsterr. wchoutput = NULL. } const wchar_t* UnManaged_FANN_Backprop::get_report_test(void) { if (wchoutput != NULL) { delete wchoutput.c_str()). } wchoutput = new wchar_t[te_output.size(). } bsterr = new double[vecbsterr.str(). bsterr = NULL. wcscpy(wchoutput.size()]. Page 192 of 225 . } //get_besterrs const double* UnManaged_FANN_Backprop::get_besterrs(int &size) { if (bsterr == NULL) { delete bsterr. te_output.length() + 1].William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000180 00000181 00000182 00000183 00000184 00000185 00000186 00000187 00000188 00000189 00000190 00000191 00000192 00000193 00000194 00000195 00000196 00000197 00000198 00000199 00000200 00000201 00000202 00000203 00000204 00000205 00000206 00000207 00000208 00000209 return wchoutput. return wchoutput.str().

//Training Parameters Page 193 of 225 . } vecbsterr.5 . i++) { bsterr[i] = vecbsterr[i].h” 00000001 00000002 00000003 00000004 00000005 00000006 00000007 00000008 00000009 00000010 00000011 00000012 00000013 00000014 00000015 00000016 00000017 00000018 #pragma once #include <iostream> #include <string> #include <sstream> #include <vector> #include <doublefann. 9.“UnManaged_FANN_CasC.h> class UnManaged_FANN_CasC { public: /********************\ |* DATA *| \********************/ //Network Structure int _InputL. int _OutputL.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000210 00000211 00000212 00000213 00000214 00000215 00000216 00000217 00000218 00000219 } for (unsigned int i = 0.4.clear().size(). i < vecbsterr. return bsterr.1.

00000035 00000036 public: 00000037 /********************\ 00000038 |* EXTERNAL *| 00000039 \********************/ 00000040 00000041 //Destructor 00000042 ~UnManaged_FANN_CasC(void). 00000027 wchar_t *wchoutput. int MaxNeurons). 00000043 00000044 //Constructor 00000045 UnManaged_FANN_CasC 00000046 (int InputL. 00000023 00000024 //Output for C# 00000025 static std::wstringstream tr_output. 00000048 int ReportInterval. 00000028 00000029 static std::vector<double> vecbsterr. Page 194 of 225 . 00000031 00000032 //FANN Data 00000033 struct fann *ann. 00000026 std::wstringstream te_output. int OutputL. 00000047 double LearnRate. 00000022 int _MaxNeurons. 00000020 double _TargetErr. 00000030 double *bsterr. 00000034 struct fann_train_data *data.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000019 double _LearnRate. 00000021 int _ReportInterval. double TargetErr.

William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000049 00000050 //Interface functions 00000051 //accessed from C# 00000052 bool Train(void). 00000059 00000060 public: 00000061 /********************\ 00000062 |* GETTERS/SETTERS *| 00000063 \********************/ 00000064 const wchar_t* get_report_train(void). 00000053 bool Test(void). 00000054 00000055 static int FANN_API Report_Callback 00000056 (struct fann *ann. 00000068 }. struct fann_train_data *train. 00000058 float desired_error. 00000066 00000067 const double* get_besterrs(int &size). 00000065 const wchar_t* get_report_test(void). unsigned int epochs_between_reports. unsigned int epochs). 00000057 unsigned int max_epochs. Page 195 of 225 .

double TargetErr.“UnManaged_FANN_CasC.cpp” 00000001 00000002 00000003 00000004 00000005 00000006 00000007 00000008 00000009 00000010 00000011 00000012 00000013 00000014 00000015 00000016 00000017 00000018 00000019 00000020 00000021 00000022 00000023 00000024 00000025 00000026 00000027 00000028 00000029 #include "StdAfx. _TargetErr = TargetErr.4.6 . data = NULL. double LearnRate.h" #include "UnManaged_FANN_CasC. _ReportInterval = ReportInterval. std::vector<double> UnManaged_FANN_CasC::vecbsterr. _MaxNeurons = MaxNeurons. _OutputL = OutputL.1. bsterr = NULL. //Constructor UnManaged_FANN_CasC::UnManaged_FANN_CasC (int InputL. } //Destructor UnManaged_FANN_CasC::~UnManaged_FANN_CasC(void) Page 196 of 225 . ann = NULL.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 9. wchoutput = NULL. int MaxNeurons) { _InputL = InputL. _LearnRate = LearnRate. int ReportInterval. int OutputL.h" //Static variable declarations std::wstringstream UnManaged_FANN_CasC::tr_output.

length() + 1]. tr_output. bsterr = NULL. fann_destroy_train(data). delete wchoutput.str().William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000030 00000031 00000032 00000033 00000034 00000035 00000036 00000037 00000038 00000039 00000040 00000041 00000042 00000043 00000044 00000045 00000046 00000047 00000048 00000049 00000050 00000051 00000052 00000053 00000054 00000055 00000056 00000057 00000058 00000059 { delete bsterr. Page 197 of 225 . wchoutput = NULL.str(). wchoutput = NULL. wcscpy(wchoutput. } const wchar_t* UnManaged_FANN_CasC::get_report_test(void) { if (wchoutput != NULL) { delete wchoutput. } //get_report const wchar_t* UnManaged_FANN_CasC::get_report_train(void) { if (wchoutput != NULL) { delete wchoutput. } wchoutput = new wchar_t[tr_output.c_str()). return wchoutput.

} vecbsterr. } wchoutput = new wchar_t[te_output.size().str(). for (unsigned int i = 0. i++) { bsterr[i] = vecbsterr[i].size()].str(). wcscpy(wchoutput.length() + 1].size(). return bsterr.c_str()). i < vecbsterr. } //get_besterrs const double* UnManaged_FANN_CasC::get_besterrs(int &size) { if (bsterr == NULL) { delete bsterr. te_output. bsterr = NULL.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000060 00000061 00000062 00000063 00000064 00000065 00000066 00000067 00000068 00000069 00000070 00000071 00000072 00000073 00000074 00000075 00000076 00000077 00000078 00000079 00000080 00000081 00000082 00000083 00000084 00000085 00000086 00000087 00000088 00000089 wchoutput = NULL. } Page 198 of 225 .clear(). return wchoutput. size = vecbsterr. } bsterr = new double[vecbsterr.

00000113 00000114 //Some more network customisation here 00000115 //might be nice in future.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000090 //Train 00000091 bool UnManaged_FANN_CasC::Train() 00000092 { 00000093 int reportcounter = 0. 00000100 } 00000101 catch(.. (float)_LearnRate). 00000116 00000117 fann_set_quickprop_decay(ann.0). 00000108 00000109 if (fann_num_output_train_data(data) != _OutputL) 00000110 throw(""). 00000104 } 00000105 00000106 if (fann_num_input_train_data(data) != _InputL) 00000107 throw(""). 00000096 00000097 try 00000098 { 00000099 data = fann_read_train_from_file("dlltrdata. 00000094 00000095 ann = fann_create_shortcut(2.) 00000102 { 00000103 throw("").0). 2.. 00000118 00000119 fann_set_quickprop_mu(ann. _InputL. 00000111 00000112 fann_set_learning_rate(ann. 0.dat"). _OutputL). Page 199 of 225 .

0). 00000127 00000128 fann_set_learning_rate(ann.0. _ReportInterval. 00000124 00000125 fann_set_activation_steepness_output(ann. 00000131 00000132 fann_set_activation_function_hidden(ann. 1. 0. 1). 00000139 fann_set_train_stop_function(ann. FANN_SIGMOID). data. 00000126 fann_set_activation_steepness_hidden(ann. 00000144 00000145 return true. FANN_TRAIN_QUICKPROP). 0. 00000142 00000143 fann_cascadetrain_on_data(ann.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000120 00000121 fann_set_cascade_weight_multiplier(ann. 00000138 fann_set_cascade_candidate_change_fraction(ann. (float) _LearnRate).01f). 1). UnManaged_FANN_CasC::Report_Callback). _MaxNeurons. 00000140 00000141 fann_set_callback(ann. 150). 00000135 00000136 fann_randomize_weights(ann. FANN_SIGMOID).01f). 00000122 00000123 fann_set_cascade_max_out_epochs(ann. 00000129 00000130 fann_set_training_algorithm(ann. 00000133 00000134 fann_set_activation_function_output(ann. 00000146 } 00000147 00000148 //Callback for reporting 00000149 int FANN_API UnManaged_FANN_CasC::Report_Callback Page 200 of 225 . 00000137 fann_set_cascade_output_change_fraction(ann. 0. 1). FANN_STOPFUNC_MSE). (float) _TargetErr).

vecbsterr. 1).William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000150 00000151 00000152 00000153 00000154 00000155 00000156 00000157 00000158 00000159 00000160 00000161 00000162 00000163 00000164 00000165 00000166 00000167 00000168 00000169 00000170 00000171 00000172 00000173 00000174 00000175 00000176 00000177 00000178 00000179 (struct fann *ann. static int node = 1. Page 201 of 225 . data = fann_read_train_from_file("dlltedata. fann_scale_train_data(data. } //Test bool UnManaged_FANN_CasC::Test() { fann_type *calc_out = NULL.push_back(MSqE). return 0. float desired_error. double *error = NULL.". unsigned int epochs) { double MSqE = fann_get_MSE(ann).dat"). unsigned int max_epochs. 0. struct fann_train_data *train.\n". if (MSqE <= desired_error) { tr_output << "\nNetwork matching or improving upon target error" << "found at node [ " << node << " ]. tr_output << "Best error at node [ " << node << " ] was " << MSqE << ". unsigned int epochs_between_reports. } node++.

for (int j = 0. for (int j = 0. j++) { te_output << " [" << data->output[i][j] << "] ". j++) { te_output << " [" << calc_out[j] << "] ". for (int j = 0.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000180 00000181 00000182 00000183 00000184 00000185 00000186 00000187 00000188 00000189 00000190 00000191 00000192 00000193 00000194 00000195 00000196 00000197 00000198 00000199 00000200 00000201 00000202 00000203 00000204 00000205 00000206 00000207 00000208 00000209 fann_set_callback(ann. j < _OutputL. Page 202 of 225 . te_output << fann_test_data(ann. j < _InputL. te_output << "\n\n\t\t\t~~Network Testing~~". } } te_output << "\nMean Squared Error with these inputs and outputs is:". error = new double[fann_length_train_data(data)]. i++) { calc_out = fann_run(ann. j < _OutputL. NULL). i < fann_length_train_data(data). } te_output << "\nOutput Desired was:". for (unsigned int i = 0. te_output << "\nWith inputs:". j++) { te_output << " [" << data->input[i][j] << "] ". data). } te_output << "\nOutput achieved was:". data->input[i]).

William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 00000210 00000211 00000212 00000213 00000214 00000215 } delete error. Page 203 of 225 . delete calc_out. return true.

William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 9. Page 204 of 225 .UML Class Diagram The class diagram on the following pages represents the structure of the various classes within the program and how they are combined together to create a whole.2 .

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mit.3 .William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 -BackProp Previous Page -CascadeCorrelation 1 FANN_Cascade -UMWrapper +FANN_Cascade(in AllDataToFillAttributes) +Train() : bool +Test() : bool 1 -UMWrapper 1 FANN_BackProp +FANN_BackProp(in AllDataToFillAttributes) +Train() : bool +Test() : bool 1 1 1 UnManaged_FANN_BackProp -_InputL : int -_HiddenL : int -_OutputL : int -_LearnRate : double -_TargetErr : double -_ReportInterval : int -_MaximumIteration : int -_Momentum : double -tr_output -te_output -wchoutput -vecbsterr -bsterr -ann -data +UnManaged_FANN_Backprop(in AddDataToFillAttributes) +~UnManaged_FANN_Backprop() +Train() : bool +Test() : bool UnManaged_FANN_CasC -_InputL : int -_OutputL : int -_LearnRate : double -_TargetErr : double -_ReportInterval : int -_MaxNeurons : int -tr_output -te_output -wchoutput -vecbsterr -bsterr -ann -data +UnManaged_FANN_CasC(in AllDataToAFillAttributes) +~UnManaged_FANN_CasC() +Train() : bool +Test() : bool +Report_Callback(in Attributes) : int 1 1 1 1 FANN_Library 9.edu/ga/ o Accessed: 31/10/2008 Page 207 of 225 .Libraries Researched • GALib o Matthew Wall o http://lancet.

com/flood/ o Accessed: 31/10/2008 • Annie o Asim Shankar o http://annie.sourceforge.edu/au/~daniel/software/libneural/ o Accessed: 31/10/2008 • Libann o Anonymous o http://www.org/libann/index.cimne.nongnu.net/ o Accessed: 31/10/2008 • FANN (Fast Artificial Neural Network Library) o Steffen Nissen Page 208 of 225 .William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 • Libneural o D.uow.html o Accessed: 31/10/2008 • Flood o Roberto Lopez o http://www. Franklin o http://ieee.

Datasets • XOR 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 • • Fishers Iris Data o http://www.edu/stat/data/Fisher.ac.ox.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 o http://leenissen.math.php o Accessed: 31/10/2008 9.dk/fann/index.html Page 209 of 225 .xhtml Virus Classification o http://www.uah.4 .uk/pub/PRNN/README.stats.

and in which cases these methods are suitable. Deliverable three: A document detailing and explaining the evaluation of different training techniques. Research current information on training neural networks using genetic algorithms. Using above application. evaluate training methods for neural networks. Build an application that is capable of training a neural network with a genetic algorithm and with a backpropagation system. and a document describing its implementation and usage. as well as previous research. and the conclusions derived from that evaluation. and that allows manual adjustment of relevant variables. Identify the most effective ways of training neural networks using genetic algorithms.Objectives FINAL YEAR DEGREE PROJECT Project Objectives & Deliverables • • • • • • Research the fields of genetic algorithms and neural networks. Page 210 of 225 .William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 9.5 . Build a user-interface for the aforementioned application allowing for easy alteration of appropriate variables. Deliverable two: An application meeting the requirements of objectives three and four. • • • Deliverable one: A research document describing and detailing the research done for objectives one and two.

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...... S..........ic..William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 Rosenblatt.................... (n.... Harvard University.................... Retrieved April 15......... ZedGraph......... (1974).. 2009.....org/wiki/index.. Beyond Regression: New tools for prediction and analysis in the behavioral sciences. P.......... 65.... F.html#Contents Werbos......uk/~nd/surprise_96/journal/vol4/cs11/report............ 12 Figure 3 ............. The perceptron: A probabilistic theory for information storage and organization in the brain...... ..A human neuron .... 2009.....d............local optimum (units are undefined in this case).The sigmoid function shape ....)...doc............................ C.......... Neural Networks.. The Cascade-Correlation Learning Architecture........ from Imperial College London: http://www.. 1991)........The initial state of a cascade correlation neural network..A feed-forward neural network ............. 27 Figure 5 .......ac.... 30 Figure 6 .............................. 13 Figure 4 .............. PhD.............. (1958)......1 ..... Psychological Review ......... & Dimitrios.......An artificial neuron ..........Table of Figures Figure 1 ....php?title=Main_Page 12 ...... .. Stergiou........................ 386-408................. 35 Page 217 of 225 ....................................Tables 12.... The circular connections are adjustable weights (Fahlman & Lebiere................................... 10 Figure 2 ........ (1997)..... from http://zedgraph....................... Retrieved 21 01.............

.............. 44 Figure 14 ...............Network Settings tab.................................................................. 47 Figure 20 . 45 Figure 17 ......Design of the network settings tab (Wizard form) ............................The dataset tab ..........................................................Network and Output tab............................Learning Algorithm tab ....................................... 49 Figure 22 ............. 1991)......................................Licenses display design (About form) ........ 42 Figure 12 ... 51 Page 218 of 225 ............................ 42 Figure 11 ........................William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 Figure 7 ..... The square connections are locked weights(Fahlman & Lebiere.... 46 Figure 19 ........Dataset selection tab design (Wizard form)............ The Cascade-Correlation Learning Architecture..The second state of a cascade correlation neural network.................Design of the training algorithm tab (Wizard form) .................About form design (About form) ....................... 35 Figure 8 ............................ A first node has been added............................................................... 41 Figure 10 .. The CascadeCorrelation Learning Architecture........................... 45 Figure 16 ...................................................................................... with two nodes added (Fahlman & Lebiere....................................Dataset display design (About form) ... 50 Figure 23 ....................Dataset tab design (Main form) ..........Working form design (Working form) ....Mean squared error graph tab ................................ 46 Figure 18 ......... 48 Figure 21 ................................................................ 1991)............................ 44 Figure 15 ...................... .........................................................................Mean squared error tab design (Main form) ......... 36 Figure 9 – Network and output tab design (Main form) ...... 43 Figure 13 ...........................................................The third state of a cascade correlation neural network................

............................................................Dataset tab . 2004). Licenses view ......... Datasets view ...... 51 Figure 25 .... 67 Figure 36 .................. 13 Equation 3 – The delta rule(Matthews..................................................Table of Equations Equation 1 .................. In this example “y” is the function output and “t” is the function input...About form............................ 12 Equation 2 ............... 68 12..........The mean squared error at testing (XOR)....................Mean squared error upon last training test (Iris data) ........................................ main view .......................................................................................Mean squared error upon last training test (Viruses).........Mean squared error upon last training test (XOR) ..................A sigmoid function(Bourg & Seeman....The mean squared error at testing (Iris data) .................. 65 Figure 35 ........About form..Number of iterations to achieve target (Iris data) ................... 64 Figure 34..........2 ........... 21 Page 219 of 225 .......................................Working form .............................. 54 Figure 29 ........... 2002) . 52 Figure 26 ..Number of iterations to achieve target (Viruses) ......................................................... 67 Figure 37 ... 62 Figure 32 ....................... 54 Figure 28 ........Mean squared error at testing (Viruses).........................Summation of the inputs and weights ......Number of iterations to achieve target (XOR) ............................................................ 53 Figure 27 ...... ........About form.. Back-propagation for the Uninitiated...............................William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 Figure 24 ...... 61 Figure 31 .................. as defined in the graph above......................................... 61 Figure 30 .................. 64 Figure 33.........................................................

.. 1991)... ..........Altered delta calculation rule for the output layer(Matthews.................. Back-propagation for the Uninitiated............................................. Back-propagation for the Uninitiated. 21 Equation 5 . 2002) ......................................................... 15 Table 2 ....The definition of 's' given that 'o' is the network output at which the error is measured............ 1991).....................................................................Altered delta calculation rule for the hidden layer(s) (Matthews. 34 12................................... 22 Equation 8 ...... where ‘oo’ is the sign of the correlation between the candidates value output ‘o’............p’ is the input the candidate receives from unit ‘i’ for pattern ‘p’.........William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 Equation 4 ............ The Cascade-Correlation Learning Architecture........................................................... ‘f'p’ is the derivative for pattern 'p' of the candidate unit's activation function with respect to the sum of it’s inputs and ‘Ii...... Backpropagation for the Uninitiated................................................. 21 Equation 6 .. The CascadeCorrelation Learning Architecture.........The partial derivative of ’s’ (Fahlman & Lebiere......... 59 Table 3 ...The partial derivative of ‘s’ with respect to each of the candidates incoming weights ‘wi’.....................................................................Table of tables Table 1 .3 ................... 2002) ...differentiated sigmoid function (Matthews....... 2002).... 59 Page 220 of 225 .................... 2002). 'p' is the training pattern................................................................................................................ 'v' is the candidate unit's value............ Backpropagation for the Uninitiated.......... 33 Equation 9 . ...........................................Back-propagation testing data (XOR)....................................................................Altered perceptron learning rule (Matthews........ 21 Equation 7 .................................................. 34 Equation 10 ..The statistical approach to deciding relevant data .................Genetic Algorithm testing data (XOR) ... the quantities ‘`v ’ and ‘`Eo’ are the values of v and Eo averaged over all patterns (Fahlman & Lebiere...................

................ 63 Table 8 ...............Genetic Algorithms testing data (Viruses) ... 66 Table 10 .............Cascade Correlation testing data (Viruses) ........... 63 Table 7 ...............Back-propagation testing data (Iris data) .......................William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 Table 4 ..............Cascade Correlation testing data (XOR) ....Cascade correlation testing data (Iris data) .. 66 Table 9 ..Back-propagation testing data (Viruses) .......................................................................................................Genetic algorithm testing data (Iris data) ...................................... 60 Table 5 ...................... 63 Table 6 ........................................................ 66 Page 221 of 225 .......................................................

• 10/10/2008 o GALib decided as a genetic algorithm starting point o Further non-web references as a goal • • 16/10/2008 o Investigation into various neural network libraries taking place. 17/10/2008 o Investigating more deeply into journals based on research already conducted. • 31/10/2008 o First presentation complete and ready o References building up o Project plan complete • 10/11/2008 o Presentation went well o Progress satisfactory • 14/11/2008 o Discussed document formatting and layout Page 222 of 225 .Diary • 01/10/2008 – Research progress satisfactory. however. back-propagation network was running and learning XOR. • 24/10/2008 o University computers were down so code demo was impossible. o Decided on XOR as a starting point. o Decision made to adjust the weights of the neural network during training as opposed to using a genetic algorithm to establish network structure. o Submitted objectives. o Agreed on further investigation into GALib and genetic algorithms.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 13 .

o Progress satisfactory • 20/02/2009 o Progress satisfactory Page 223 of 225 . • • • • • • • • • 19/11/2008 o Milestone one submitted successfully. 13/02/2009 o Have decided to extend the project by including cascade correlation learning algorithm and comparison to genetic algorithms.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 o Progress satisfactory. 21/11/2008 o Progress satisfactory 28/11/2008 o Progress satisfactory 05/12/2008 o Progress satisfactory 12/12/2008 o Progress satisfactory 09/01/2009 o Progress satisfactory 16/01/2009 o Progress satisfactory 23/01/2009 o Progress satisfactory 30/01/2009 o Milestone two has been successfully submitted o Started investigating other areas to explore outside of project requirements. • • 06/02/2009 o Still exploring extra areas for project to cover.

is much faster (fixed several bugs along the way) and retains none of the problematic memory leaks. catch-up time for previous two weeks will be used over Easter break. have decided to implement in managed language (C#) to try to solve this o Report continues satisfactorily • 04/04/2009 o To do: About box Add dataset notes Decided on virus classification as a third dataset via the custom dataset functionality.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 • • • • 27/02/2009 o Progress satisfactory 06/03/2009 o Project progress delayed by other coursework 13/03/2009 o Project progress delayed by other coursework 20/03/2009 o Project progressing. o Report satisfactory • 05/04/2009 o Further work on user interface needed o Finish C# genetic algorithm code (C++ code does work but is very slow) o Report satisfactory • 06/04/2009 o C# genetic algorithm code is complete. Page 224 of 225 . o Have started report • 02/04/2009 o Main problems experienced with genetic algorithm seem related to memory leaks.

o Report satisfactory.William Sayers 05025397 Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks Milestone 3 o Report satisfactory • 10/04/2009 o Fully functional project – commencing report. Page 225 of 225 .

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