• The Data Science Lab

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  • The Data Science Lab

    How to Create a Radial Basis Function Network Using C#

    Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Research explains how to design a radial basis function (RBF) network -- a software system similar to a single hidden layer neural network -- and describes how an RBF network computes its output. 03/13/2020

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