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MLP - Multilayer Perceptron

victorqribeiro profile image Victor Ribeiro Originally published at ・2 min read

MLP - Multilayer Perceptron

A multilayer perceptron implementation in JavaScript.


This is my implementation of a MLP in JavaScript.
It's comes along with a matrix library to help with the matrix multiplications.
Right now the code is untested and only with basic checks, but I'm still working on it.
There's a s variable commented out in the code, it can be used to measure the error over iterations.
The error should get smaller as the MLP gets trained. The dataset used in the html example was taken from here.

How to use

Let's suppose you have the following data set:

Height (cm) Weight (kg) Class (0-1)
180 80 0
175 67 0
100 30 1
120 32 1

0 - adult

1 - child

You need to process the table to this format:

const x = [
    [180, 80],
    [175, 67],
    [100, 30],
    [120, 32]

const y = [

Note that different from my perceptron the labels are now one-hot encoded

Then just create a new MLP passing the number of inputs, the number of nodes in the hidden layer, the number of outputs,
the learning rate and the number of iterations.

const nn = new MLP( x[0].length, x[0].length * 2, 2, 0.03, 500 );

Call the fit function x, y );

And you're all set to make predictions

nn.predict( [178, 70] )

There's also a shuffle function that can be used before the training.

nn.shuffle( x, y );

You can take a look at the code here


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