# How to actually teach the ANN the resulting weights of different training inputs?

I thought I have implemented the code (from scratch, no library) for an artificial neural network (first endeavour in the field). But I feel like I miss something very basic or obvious.

To make it short: code works for a single pair of in-/out-values but fails for sets of value pairs. I do not really understand the training process. So I want to get this issue out of the way first. The following is my improvised training (aka all that I can think of) in pseudocode.

trainingData = [{in: [0,0], out:[0]}, {in: [0,1], out:[0]}, ...];
iterations = 10000

network = graphNodesToNetwork()

while(trainingData not empty) {
for(0<iterations) {
set = trainingData.pop()

updateInput(network, set.in)

}


Is this how it is supposed to work? Do you feed in your training data set by set (while-loop)?

Edit 1: because my final comment did distract from the issue at hand.

Edit 2: less wordy, more code-y

• Who said it pushes in the opposite direction? It may or it may not..It may also push it in a skewed direction..Also backprop with momentum exist for problem of excessive weight oscillation
– user9947
Jun 22, 2018 at 7:31
• Also to be noted how do you learn..Learning a new mathematical formulae does not necessarily null and void ur previous knowledge
– user9947
Jun 22, 2018 at 7:34
• Removed my comment for clarity. Jun 22, 2018 at 8:25
• You are asking the question a bit vaguely...can you make it more mathematical in nature?
– user9947
Jun 22, 2018 at 10:21
• Do you mean in terms of what I have set up so far or do you mean in terms of describing my problem? I am afraid you mean the latter which could be an issue. Would pseudo code be acceptable? Hold on... Edited question. Jun 22, 2018 at 11:25

Your new implementation would be like this :

trainingData = [{in: [0,0], out:[0]}, {in: [0,1], out:[0]}, ...];
iterations = 10000

network = graphNodesToNetwork()
weights = []

while(trainingData not empty) {
for(0<iterations) {
set = trainingData.pop()

weights = updateInput(network, set.in)