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Richard McKeonNeural Networks for Electronics Hobbyistshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3507-2_2

2. Implementing Neural Networks

Richard McKeon1 
Prescott, Arizona, USA

OK, so now that we have had an introduction to neural networks in Chapter 1—how can we actually build one and make it do something?

One of the ways to make a complex task more manageable is to take a “top-down” approach. First we’ll look at the big picture in general terms, and then we will be able to start implementing the details “from the bottom up.”

To make sense of all this “top-down” and “bottom-up” stuff, let’s start with the concept of architecture.


The word “architecture ” may seem pretty technical and confusing, but it simply means how ...

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