Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Neural Network Results

I am trying out some software which builds a neural network from a dataset. It looks for connections---like our own brains. I used the data Malcolm has been working on for three counties. The results look like this:

Variable Impact Analysis
    wheatyieldn100 47.3206%
    mktdist 25.1332%
    barleyyieln100 8.3316%
    oatsyieldn166 8.3279%
    elevation (m) 5.4441%
    mktpop 4.9268%
    grassland 0.4124%
    arable 0.1035%

It is a surprise to me that distance from the market town is so important---I'll run the test again for different counties.


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