NeuralWorks Predict For Windows - By S. Jack Karczewski
NeuralWorks Predicts, a neural networks package, is a useful program for those
who want to learn about building neural nets.
N euralWorks Predict is a neural networks package that works within a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to build predictive models. Predict runs in 32-bit Windows NT mode, and developer NeuralWare includes the Microsoft
Win32s diskette to upgrade your Windows program to run Predict in Excel. Documentation was complete, and
installation went smoothly and without problems. Once you've installed Win32s and Predict, you can start Excel and
Predict will be included in the menu bar (Figure 1).
While Predict's manual advises that a 386 central processing unit (CPU) can be used to run the program, I would
recommend a 486, as I used a Pentium 66 MHz and I would think the software would run painfully slowly on
anything less than a 486. As an example, I had the opportunity to run the program on a 486/33 computer and it
required 10 minutes to run the same routine that on the Pentium took only about two. First lesson: Use the most
powerful machine available to you.