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SOM_PAK and LVQ_PAK

Two public-domain softare packages, SOM_PAK for the Self-Organizing Map algorithm and LVQ_PAK for the Learning Vector Quantization algorithms are provided (current versions are 3.1). These program packages have been developed to demonstrate the implementation of these algorithms and to ease first experiments.

Downloading using WWW

Both program packages SOM_PAK and LVQ_PAK, as well as the reference lists are available on our www-site. Searches on the bibliography can be done on a search server.

Compiling in Microsoft Windows

The program packages were originally developed mainly for Unix. They could also be compiled for MS-DOS by using Borland C++ Version 3.1. Microsoft Windows nor other compilers have never been actively supported. It seems now that Borland has made it command line C++Builder Compiler publicly available, see http://www.borland.com/bcppbuilder/freecompiler/.

This is what you probably should set in makefile.dos in order to use it with Borland C++Builder Compiler version 5.5:
    CC = bcc32
    CFLAGS = -I/borland/bcc55/include -5 -O2 -DMSDOS
    LDFLAGS = -L/borland/bcc55/lib

Preferred references

We have written two technical reports, one for the SOM_PAK and another for LVQ_PAK, for bibliographical purposes. The reports are available on-line. The references to these reports are:
SOM_PAK
Teuvo Kohonen, Jussi Hynninen, Jari Kangas, and Jorma Laaksonen. SOM_PAK: The Self-Organizing Map Program Package. Technical Report A31, Helsinki University of Technology, Laboratory of Computer and Information Science, FIN-02150 Espoo, Finland, 1996.

LVQ_PAK
Teuvo Kohonen, Jussi Hynninen, Jari Kangas, Jorma Laaksonen, and Kari Torkkola. LVQ_PAK: The Learning Vector Quantization Program Package. Technical Report A30, Helsinki University of Technology, Laboratory of Computer and Information Science, FIN-02150 Espoo, Finland, 1996.

Mail address

The currently preferred mail addresses for SOM_PAK and LVQ_PAK are som@mail.cis.hut.fi and lvq@mail.cis.hut.fi but they are at present read very rarely. Note that the addresses are different from the addresses given in the documentation!

More information about the packages

More information about the packages is available from Jussi Hynninen's SOM_PAK page (unofficial page).

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