Accession Number : ADA196981

Title :   Rochester Connectionist Simulator. Volume 1. User Manual.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ROCHESTER UNIV NY DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Goddard, Nigel H ; Lynne, K J ; Mintz, T

PDF Url : ADA196981

Report Date : 25 Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 149

Abstract : Connectionist networks consist of simple computational elements (units) which communicate by sending their level of activation via links to other elements. The units have a small number of states, and compute simple functions of their inputs. Associated with each link is a weight, indicating the significance of activation arriving over that link. The behaviour of the network is determined by the pattern of connections, the weights on the links, and the unit functions. The Rochester Connectionist Simulator supports construction and simulation of a wide variety of networks. The main design criterion has been flexibility. Each unit can compute a different function any amount of data may be associated with each unit, and an arbitrary connection pattern may be specified. This Simulator is a connectionist network simulator written in the C programming language and designed to be run on the UNIX operating system. This report comprises the User and Programmer's Manuals for the simulator. The documentation includes: 1) User Manual; 2) Graphics Interface User Manual; 3) Advanced Programming Manual; 4) Graphics Interface Programmer's Manual; and 5) Back Propagation Library User Manual. (KR)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, COMPUTATIONS, FUNCTIONS, INTERFACES, MANUALS, PROGRAMMERS, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, SIMULATION, USER MANUALS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE