I am new to this community, I have simple question. Can inputs nodes or output nodes be connected to each other in Neat Algorithm?
Note: Inputs to --> Inputs or Output to --> Outputs
I assume you're meaning directly, without any hidden nodes in between. Using the four types of standard NEAT mutation, yes. When the NEAT algorithm begins, it operates on a blank canvas. After each generation, the algorithm will either:
It is not probable to have an input and an output of a trained model directly connected without any sort of node, but depending on the nature of your problem, it is possible.
If you're talking about two input nodes being connected, or two output nodes being connected, then no, not generally.