## MATLABEdit

MATLAB ® is an ideal tool for working with artificial neural networks for a number of reasons. First, MATLAB is highly efficient in performing vector and matrix calculations. Second, MATLAB comes with a specialized Neural Network Toolbox ® which contains a number of useful tools for working with artificial neural networks.

This book is going to utilize the MATLAB programming environment and the Neural Network Toolbox to do examples and problems throughout the book.

## Other Neural Network SoftwareEdit

Even though this book is going to focus on MATLAB for its problems and examples, there are a number of other tools that can be used for constructing, testing, and implementing neural networks. E.g. GNU Octave.