Version 6.0.0

June 2012

New Examples

NeuralTools 6.0 includes a completely revised set of example files, designed and written by leading MBA professor and author Dr. Chris Albright of Indiana University.  Each example includes plain-language descriptions, and may be edited to suit your situation.

New Video Tutorials

New video tutorials have also been added by Dr. Albright.  A new, interactive Quick Start tutorial shows new users how to build and understand a simple optimization model in less than 30 minutes.  In addition, other video tutorial resources have been developed to help experienced users get the most out of their software.

New License Manager

A new License Manager has been created to help you view your license information, activate software you have purchased, help you move licenses from one machine to another, and perform other related tasks.

Testing Sensitivity Analysis Added

Testing results may differ from run to run, if the subset of cases to be used for testing is selected randomly.  The Testing Sensitivity analysis helps to determine if the results are stable under different selections of testing cases.  It also helps answer what percent of cases should be set aside for testing: the analysis report presents graphically the stability of the testing results for different percent values.

Option to "Select Same Cases" for Automatic Testing Added

The training dialog includes a new check box for fixing the selection of testing cases to be used during multiple training sessions.  One may want to remove the variability related to random selection of testing cases, for example when comparing testing results for different types of neural nets.

Licensing Changes

Ability to Select From Multiple Software Licenses

In some cases, you may have more than one license for a Palisade product.  For example, if you are both employed by a company that gave you a professional license, but also have a student license from a university you attend, there is more than one possible license that could be used.  In version 5.x you were given no choice in this matter; the software would choose one of the licenses for you and proceed to run.  In version 6.x, the Activate License Dialog now allows you to look at all your existing licenses, and choose which one to use.

Improved Support for SSD Installations

New licensing capabilities ease installation and licensing when SSD drives are used.