Example: Defining the Alias Problem Name


Example: Defining the Alias Problem Name


Just as you defined the base problem name and description, double-click on the (Base/Alias) Problem Name & Description column.  This time, though, you will click on the next available row (the second row).  Notice that the Problem Description dialog now asks you for an alias problem name as opposed to the base problem name.  For our example, let's use the name NYSE2.  Select the gray disk button in the internal problem information section of the dialog.  From there, a File Selection dialog will appear.  In the File Selection dialog, make sure you're still in the NeuroShell 2 Examples Directory because that is where you want your alias problem to reside.  Staying in this directory allows the Batch Processor to rename base files instead of copying them, which takes more time and disk space.  Type in the name NYSE2 and then click OK.  The system returns to the Problem Description dialog, where you will modify the description for this alias problem.  Type 'The second in a series of tests to find the best possible network for the NYSE problem' in the alias description section.  Once this is done, click the OK button.


Here is where the procedure will differ from that of entering the base problem.  You will now be asked if you would like the Batch Processor to AutoFill this problem with pieces of any previous problem.  For our example, choose YES.  You will see the AutoFill screen, which will initially look like this:




The AutoFill dialog provides an easy way to transfer pieces (i.e., column cells) of any previous problem to a new alias problem.

The AutoFill dialog contains five main elements, which are listed below.



    Training data file transfer                                (Upper left corner of the dialog)


    Min/Max file transfer                                (Upper right corner of the dialog)


    Architecture file transfer                                (Center left of the dialog)


    Apply file transfer                                (Center right of the dialog)


    Runtime file generation                                (Bottom of the dialog)


Each of these sections can be turned ON or OFF, depending upon which elements you want to transfer between problems.  For the first four sections, you may choose the problem name from which you want to transfer elements.  For this example, you have only entered one previous problem, the base problem.  Therefore, this is the only name that will appear in the selection boxes.  If there were more problems entered in the Batch Grid, they would also appear in the list boxes in the AutoFill dialog.  It is possible to use pieces from different problems when you have more than one problem entered in the Batch Grid.


For this example you are going to move all of the elements from the base problem to our new alias problem.  The AutoFill dialog will default to the base problem in the selection boxes, therefore all you have to do for this example is click OK.  If you had more problems in the sequence, you could select any of them that you wanted and click the OK button.


The Batch Processor will now completely fill the rest of the columns to default to the base problem!