What is this site for?
- illustrating (e.g. to students or researchers) the principles of a group of
computational models which all rely on vectors
to characterize an underlying data set or continuous probability distribution.
Applications of such models are in data compression,
clustering, function approximation and more. The models can be seen as belonging to the "Big Data" domain.
- provide a successor for the previous DemoGNG simulator which was
realized in 1995 by Hartmut Loos under my
supervision. Since this simulator was realized as a
Java applet it can not be reasonably used any more due to decreasing or lacking applet support in the major browsers.
A link to the page for the DemoGNG applet can be found here
- Having fun! Experimenting with the network models can produce nice images and
Try out the simple touch interface if you have a supporting device (tablet, smartphone or PC touchscreen).
Just touch the middle of the canvas shortly for instructions.
Some packages were particularily helpful in realizing this simulator: