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BRAIN: Stata module to provide neural network

Thorsten Doherr ()
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Thorsten Doherr: ZEW Mannheim

Statistical Software Components from Boston College Department of Economics

Abstract: brain is a no-frills implementation of a backpropagation algorithm in Mata designed for a hassle free setup of multi-layered neural networks. After training the whole network can be saved/loaded using so called brain-files (default postfix .brn). The network is represented by a set of reserved matrices to provide transparent access to all components and to support older Stata versions. Additional functions facilitate the calculation of pseudo-marginal effects or signal through-put, but the main utility is of course prediction, i.e. for propensity scores or classification.

Language: Stata
Requires: Stata version 10
Keywords: neural network; backpropagation; prediction; classification (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018-11-26, Revised 2021-09-03
Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install brain". The module is made available under terms of the GPL v3 ( Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.
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