Normalized perceptron weight and bias learning function
[dW,LS] = learnpn(W,P,Z,N,A,T,E,gW,gA,D,LP,LS)
info = learnpn('code
')
learnpn
is a weight and bias learning function.
It can result in faster learning than learnp
when
input vectors have widely varying magnitudes.
[dW,LS] = learnpn(W,P,Z,N,A,T,E,gW,gA,D,LP,LS)
takes
several inputs,
W 

P 

Z 

N 

A 

T 

E 

gW 

gA 

D 

LP  Learning parameters, none, 
LS  Learning state, initially should be = 
and returns
dW 

LS  New learning state 
info = learnpn('
returns
useful information for each code
')code
string:
'pnames'  Names of learning parameters 
'pdefaults'  Default learning parameters 
'needg'  Returns 1 if this function uses 
Here you define a random input P
and error E
for
a layer with a twoelement input and three neurons.
p = rand(2,1); e = rand(3,1);
Because learnpn
only needs these values to
calculate a weight change (see "Algorithm" below), use
them to do so.
dW = learnpn([],p,[],[],[],[],e,[],[],[],[],[])
You can create a standard network that uses learnpn
with newp
.
To prepare the weights and the bias of layer i
of
a custom network to learn with learnpn
,
Set net.trainFcn
to 'trainb'
.
(net.trainParam
automatically becomes trainb
's
default parameters.)
Set net.adaptFcn
to 'trains'
.
(net.adaptParam
automatically becomes trains
's
default parameters.)
Set each net.inputWeights{i,j}.learnFcn
to 'learnpn'
.
Set each net.layerWeights{i,j}.learnFcn
to 'learnpn'
.
Set net.biases{i}.learnFcn
to 'learnpn'
.
(Each weight and bias learning parameter property automatically becomes
the empty matrix, because learnpn
has no learning
parameters.)
To train the network (or enable it to adapt),
Set net.trainParam
(or net.adaptParam
)
properties to desired values.
Call train
(adapt
).
See help newp
for adaption and training examples.
Perceptrons do have one real limitation. The set of input vectors must be linearly separable if a solution is to be found. That is, if the input vectors with targets of 1 cannot be separated by a line or hyperplane from the input vectors associated with values of 0, the perceptron will never be able to classify them correctly.