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NAME

       AI::FANN - Perl wrapper for the Fast Artificial Neural Network library

SYNOPSIS

       Train...

         use AI::FANN qw(:all);

         # create an ANN with 2 inputs, a hidden layer with 3 neurons and an
         # output layer with 1 neuron:
         my $ann = AI::FANN->new_standard(2, 3, 1);

         $ann->hidden_activation_function(FANN_SIGMOID_SYMMETRIC);
         $ann->output_activation_function(FANN_SIGMOID_SYMMETRIC);

         # create the training data for a XOR operator:
         my $xor_train = AI::FANN::TrainData->new( [-1, -1], [-1],
                                                   [-1, 1], [1],
                                                   [1, -1], [1],
                                                   [1, 1], [-1] );

         $ann->train_on_data($xor_train, 500000, 1000, 0.001);

         $ann->save("xor.ann");

       Run...

         use AI::FANN;

         my $ann = AI::FANN->new_from_file("xor.ann");

         for my $a (-1, 1) {
           for my $b (-1, 1) {
             my $out = $ann->run([$a, $b]);
             printf "xor(%f, %f) = %f\n", $a, $b, $out->[0];
           }
         }

DESCRIPTION

         WARNING:  THIS IS A VERY EARLY RELEASE,
                   MAY CONTAIN CRITICAL BUGS!!!

       AI::FANN is a Perl wrapper for the Fast Artificial Neural Network (FANN) Library available
       from <http://fann.sourceforge.net>:

         Fast Artificial Neural Network Library is a free open source neural
         network library, which implements multilayer artificial neural
         networks in C with support for both fully connected and sparsely
         connected networks. Cross-platform execution in both fixed and
         floating point are supported. It includes a framework for easy
         handling of training data sets. It is easy to use, versatile, well
         documented, and fast. PHP, C++, .NET, Python, Delphi, Octave, Ruby,
         Pure Data and Mathematica bindings are available. A reference manual
         accompanies the library with examples and recommendations on how to
         use the library. A graphical user interface is also available for
         the library.

       AI::FANN object oriented interface provides an almost direct map to the C library API.
       Some differences have been introduced to make it more perlish:

       ·   Two classes are used: "AI::FANN" that wraps the C "struct fann" type and
           "AI::FANN::TrainData" that wraps "struct fann_train_data".

       ·   Prefixes and common parts on the C function names referring to those structures have
           been removed. For instance C "fann_train_data_shuffle" becomes
           "AI::FANN::TrainData::shuffle" that will be usually called as...

             $train_data->shuffle;

       ·   Pairs of C get/set functions are wrapped in Perl with dual accessor methods named as
           the attribute (and without any "set_"/"get_" prefix). For instance:

             $ann->bit_fail_limit($limit); # sets the bit_fail_limit

             $bfl = $ann->bit_fail_limit;  # gets the bit_fail_limit

           Pairs of get/set functions requiring additional indexing arguments are also wrapped
           inside dual accessors:

             # sets:
             $ann->neuron_activation_function($layer_ix, $neuron_ix, $actfunc);

             # gets:
             $af = $ann->neuron_activation_function($layer_ix, $neuron_ix);

           Important: note that on the Perl version, the optional value argument is moved to the
           last position (on the C version of the "set_" method it is usually the second
           argument).

       ·   Some functions have been renamed to make the naming more consistent and to follow Perl
           conventions:

             C                                      Perl
             -----------------------------------------------------------
             fann_create_from_file               => new_from_file
             fann_create_standard                => new_standard
             fann_get_num_input                  => num_inputs
             fann_get_activation_function        => neuron_activation_function
             fann_set_activation_function        => ^^^
             fann_set_activation_function_layer  => layer_activation_function
             fann_set_activation_function_hidden => hidden_activation_function
             fann_set_activation_function_output => output_activation_function

       ·   Boolean methods return true on success and undef on failure.

       ·   Any error reported from the C side is automatically converter to a Perl exception. No
           manual error checking is required after calling FANN functions.

       ·   Memory management is automatic, no need to call destroy methods.

       ·   Doubles are used for computations (using floats or fixed point types is not
           supported).

CONSTANTS

       All the constants defined in the C documentation are exported from the module:

         # import all...
         use AI::FANN ':all';

         # or individual constants...
         use AI::FANN qw(FANN_TRAIN_INCREMENTAL FANN_GAUSSIAN);

       The values returned from this constant subs yield the integer value on numerical context
       and the constant name when used as strings.

       The constants available are:

         # enum fann_train_enum:
         FANN_TRAIN_INCREMENTAL
         FANN_TRAIN_BATCH
         FANN_TRAIN_RPROP
         FANN_TRAIN_QUICKPROP

         # enum fann_activationfunc_enum:
         FANN_LINEAR
         FANN_THRESHOLD
         FANN_THRESHOLD_SYMMETRIC
         FANN_SIGMOID
         FANN_SIGMOID_STEPWISE
         FANN_SIGMOID_SYMMETRIC
         FANN_SIGMOID_SYMMETRIC_STEPWISE
         FANN_GAUSSIAN
         FANN_GAUSSIAN_SYMMETRIC
         FANN_GAUSSIAN_STEPWISE
         FANN_ELLIOT
         FANN_ELLIOT_SYMMETRIC
         FANN_LINEAR_PIECE
         FANN_LINEAR_PIECE_SYMMETRIC
         FANN_SIN_SYMMETRIC
         FANN_COS_SYMMETRIC
         FANN_SIN
         FANN_COS

         # enum fann_errorfunc_enum:
         FANN_ERRORFUNC_LINEAR
         FANN_ERRORFUNC_TANH

         # enum fann_stopfunc_enum:
         FANN_STOPFUNC_MSE
         FANN_STOPFUNC_BIT

CLASSES

       The classes defined by this package are:

   AI::FANN
       Wraps C "struct fann" types and provides the following methods (consult the C
       documentation for a full description of their usage):

       AI::FANN->new_standard(@layer_sizes)
           -

       AI::FANN->new_sparse($connection_rate, @layer_sizes)
           -

       AI::FANN->new_shortcut(@layer_sizes)
           -

       AI::FANN->new_from_file($filename)
           -

       $ann->save($filename)
           -

       $ann->run($input)
           "input" is an array with the input values.

           returns an array with the values on the output layer.

             $out = $ann->run([1, 0.6]);
             print "@$out\n";

       $ann->randomize_weights($min_weight, $max_weight)
       $ann->train($input, $desired_output)
           $input and $desired_output are arrays.

       $ann->test($input, $desired_output)
           $input and $desired_output are arrays.

           It returns an array with the values of the output layer.

       $ann->reset_MSE
           -

       $ann->train_on_file($filename, $max_epochs, $epochs_between_reports, $desired_error)
           -

       $ann->train_on_data($train_data, $max_epochs, $epochs_between_reports, $desired_error)
           $train_data is a AI::FANN::TrainData object.

       $ann->cascadetrain_on_file($filename, $max_neurons, $neurons_between_reports,
       $desired_error)
           -

       $ann->cascadetrain_on_data($train_data, $max_neurons, $neurons_between_reports,
       $desired_error)
           $train_data is a AI::FANN::TrainData object.

       $ann->train_epoch($train_data)
           $train_data is a AI::FANN::TrainData object.

       $ann->print_connections
           -

       $ann->print_parameters
           -

       $ann->cascade_activation_functions()
           returns a list of the activation functions used for cascade training.

       $ann->cascade_activation_functions(@activation_functions)
           sets the list of activation function to use for cascade training.

       $ann->cascade_activation_steepnesses()
           returns a list of the activation steepnesses used for cascade training.

       $ann->cascade_activation_steepnesses(@activation_steepnesses)
           sets the list of activation steepnesses to use for cascade training.

       $ann->training_algorithm
       $ann->training_algorithm($training_algorithm)
           -

       $ann->train_error_function
       $ann->train_error_function($error_function)
           -

       $ann->train_stop_function
       $ann->train_stop_function($stop_function)
           -

       $ann->learning_rate
       $ann->learning_rate($rate)
           -

       $ann->learning_momentum
       $ann->learning_momentum($momentun)
           -

       $ann->bit_fail_limit
       $ann->bit_fail_limit($bfl)
           -

       $ann->quickprop_decay
       $ann->quickprop_decay($qpd)
           -

       $ann->quickprop_mu
       $ann->quickprop_mu($qpmu)
           -

       $ann->rprop_increase_factor
       $ann->rprop_increase_factor($factor)
           -

       $ann->rprop_decrease_factor
       $ann->rprop_decrease_factor($factor)
           -

       $ann->rprop_delta_min
       $ann->rprop_delta_min($min)
           -

       $ann->rprop_delta_max
       $ann->rprop_delta_max($max)
           -

       $ann->num_inputs
           -

       $ann->num_outputs
           -

       $ann->total_neurons
           -

       $ann->total_connections
           -

       $ann->MSE
           -

       $ann->bit_fail
           -

       cascade_output_change_fraction
       cascade_output_change_fraction($fraction)
           -

       $ann->cascade_output_stagnation_epochs
       $ann->cascade_output_stagnation_epochs($epochs)
           -

       $ann->cascade_candidate_change_fraction
       $ann->cascade_candidate_change_fraction($fraction)
           -

       $ann->cascade_candidate_stagnation_epochs
       $ann->cascade_candidate_stagnation_epochs($epochs)
           -

       $ann->cascade_weight_multiplier
       $ann->cascade_weight_multiplier($multiplier)
           -

       $ann->cascade_candidate_limit
       $ann->cascade_candidate_limit($limit)
           -

       $ann->cascade_max_out_epochs
       $ann->cascade_max_out_epochs($epochs)
           -

       $ann->cascade_max_cand_epochs
       $ann->cascade_max_cand_epochs($epochs)
           -

       $ann->cascade_num_candidates
           -

       $ann->cascade_num_candidate_groups
       $ann->cascade_num_candidate_groups($groups)
           -

       $ann->neuron_activation_function($layer_index, $neuron_index)
       $ann->neuron_activation_function($layer_index, $neuron_index, $activation_function)
           -

       $ann->layer_activation_function($layer_index, $activation_function)
           -

       $ann->hidden_activation_function($layer_index, $activation_function)
           -

       $ann->output_activation_function($layer_index, $activation_function)
           -

       $ann->neuron_activation_steepness($layer_index, $neuron_index)
       $ann->neuron_activation_steepness($layer_index, $neuron_index, $activation_steepness)
           -

       $ann->layer_activation_steepness($layer_index, $activation_steepness)
           -

       $ann->hidden_activation_steepness($layer_index, $activation_steepness)
           -

       $ann->output_activation_steepness($layer_index, $activation_steepness)
           -

       $ann->num_layers
           returns the number of layers on the ANN

       $ann->layer_num_neurons($layer_index)
           return the number of neurons on layer $layer_index.

       $ann->num_neurons
           return a list with the number of neurons on every layer

   AI::FANN::TrainData
       Wraps C "struct fann_train_data" and provides the following method:

       AI::FANN::TrainData->new_from_file($filename)
           -

       AI::FANN::TrainData->new($input1, $output1 [, $input2, $output2, ...])
           $inputx and $outputx are arrays with the values of the input and output layers.

       AI::FANN::TrainData->new_empty($num_data, $num_inputs, $num_outputs)
           returns a new AI::FANN::TrainData object of the sizes indicated on the arguments. The
           initial values of the data contained inside the object are random and should be set
           before using the train data object for training an ANN.

       $train->data($index)
           returns two arrays with the values of the input and output layer respectively for that
           index.

       $train->data($index, $input, $output)
           $input and $output are two arrays.

           The input and output layers at the index $index are set to the values on these arrays.

       $train->shuffle
           -

       $train->scale_input($new_min, $new_max)
           -

       $train->scale_output($new_min, $new_max)
           -

       $train->scale($new_min, $new_max)
           -

       $train->subset($pos, $length)
           -

       $train->num_inputs
           -

       $train->num_outputs
           -

       $train->length
           -

INSTALLATION

       See the README file for instruction on installing this module.

BUGS

       Only tested on Linux.

       I/O is not performed through PerlIO because the C library doesn't have the required
       infrastructure to do that.

       Send bug reports to my email address or use the CPAN RT system.

SEE ALSO

       FANN homepage at <http://leenissen.dk/fann/index.php>.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

       Copyright (C) 2006-2008 by Salvador Fandiño (sfandino@yahoo.com).

       This Perl module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.8 or, at your option, any later version of
       Perl 5 you may have available.

       The Fast Artificial Neural Network Library (FANN) Copyright (C) 2003-2006 Steffen Nissen
       (lukesky@diku.dk) and others.

       Distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License.