Understanding the main components of Neural Designer

Neural Designer comprises a window to edit your settings, an artificial intelligence engine to perform neural network computation and another window to see your output:

  1. Editor window.
  2. Artificial intelligence engine.
  3. Viewer window.

Editor window

When opening Neural Designer, the editor window is shown. This component lets you create and set your projects. The following figure shows the start page of the editor window.

Start page screenshot

The Projects panel allows you to create a new approximation or classification project or open an existing project. More information about approximation and classification tasks can be found in the Neural networks applications article.

The Tutorials panel redirects you to the online 6 step neural networks tutorial.

The Examples panel opens worked projects made with real data. All of them are documented in the Neural Designer Examples section.

Opening, for instance, the iris Flowers example, shows the editor window's main view.

Components of Neural Editor

As we can see, Neural Editor has three panels:

Artificial intelligence engine

The artificial intelligence engine allows you to run tasks. That application does not have any window, but it runs processes in the background. Tasks are called from the task manager in the editor window.

When you ask the engine to carry out some task, the results can show up in different places: (i) New settings will appear in the editor window. (ii) Tasks results will show up in the viewer window.

If some settings are inconsistent, then the output viewer in Neural Editor writes an error message, and the task is not executed. If a task throws some error during execution, it will also be written in the output viewer.

Viewer window

The viewer window shows you texts, tables, and graphs you create by running tasks. It is started automatically when running any task from the editor window. Running, for example, "Plot scatter charts" in an approximation project, opens the viewer window with the corresponding results.

Report from Neural Viewer screenshot

As you can see from the figure above, the viewer has two main panels:

You can also start the viewer window by opening the output file you need to work with (.ndo file).

Neural Viewer also allows you to export your results to a PDF file or print them. Also, you can export any table and graph as PNG or CSV by right-clicking on it.