Pyrenn Levenberg-Marquardt (LM) Neural Network Training Algorithm as an Alternative to Matlab's LM Training Algorithm

First – this isn’t an article bashing Matlab – on the contrary, I’ve used and depended on Matlab as one of my many engineering tools my entire career. However, Matlab is not free and it’s not cheap as the commercial cost for Matlab is around $2,000 and $1,000 for the Deep Learning (used to beContinue reading “Pyrenn Levenberg-Marquardt (LM) Neural Network Training Algorithm as an Alternative to Matlab's LM Training Algorithm”

A Lesson in Perseverance: Development of a Prototype AI Neural Network Helicopter Control System

It was in September of 2001 that I was on leave-without-pay from my job at Northrop-Grumman, my wife was on doctor-ordered bed rest because our 3rd son was trying to “arrive early” (and we had two other toddler sons, ages 4 and 2), and I was working 12+ hours a day in my garage onContinue reading “A Lesson in Perseverance: Development of a Prototype AI Neural Network Helicopter Control System”

Why do I code? Insanity.

Seriously though – one has to be really into it in order to handle the frustrations associated with learning a new coding language, debugging somebody’s else code, debugging one’s own code that’s been dormant for 6 months, etc. In the past procedural programming was all I knew (consider that I graduated from Auburn University inContinue reading “Why do I code? Insanity.”