steepest - trains the network using steepest descent


    steepest [<num-updates>] [-report <report-interval> | -setOnly]


This is a shortcut for training the network using steepest descent. The arguments are similar to those for train.

Steepest descent simply does pure steepest gradient descent in weight space.

If the -setOnly flag is used, no training will occur. However, the network's numUpdates, reportInterval, and default algorithm will be set. This can be used to set the default training behavior in an initialization script prior to actually training.


To train for 1000 epochs, printing reports every 100:

    lens> steepest 1000 -r 100


train, momentum, dougsMomentum, deltaBarDelta

Last modified: Fri Nov 17 12:36:12 EST 2000