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Lab 1: Hello World and CANT

  1. Open up Eclipse.
  2. Make a new java hello world program.
  3. Now we're going to play with my neural net simulator, CANT.
  4. An old tutorial might be worth a look.
  5. There's probably a better way to do this, but...
    1. In Eclipse Open up a new java project names CANT23. Make sure that the execution JRE is JavaSE-1.6 (others may work).
    2. Grab CANT3939.zip and stick it somewhere.
    3. From the Eclpse File menu, import the archive file.
    4. Move all the src files up to CANT23/src/defaultpackage
    5. Move param.xml up to CANT23
  6. Now run the base class CANT23.
  7. You should get a window with a blue matrix and 400 cells.
  8. Each cell represents a neuron.
  9. If you widen the window, you can step or start.
  10. Try to get the neurons to persistently fire without external activation, by setting parameters.
  11. Change the patterns by modifying param.xml.
  12. Can you stick in a positionWindow function so you don't have to widen the screen when you start?
  13. Can you make your own system with subclassing (like iris3)?