Perceptron (MLP) is a class of Artificial Neuron that takes takes several binary inputs, x1,x2,…x1,x2,…, and produces a single binary output based on the bias.

Perceptron are sometimes colloquially referred to as "vanilla" Artificial Neural networks, especially when they have a single Hidden layer

Perceptrons are not in common usage in Artificial Neural networks as the use of more sophisticated functions.

Perceptron in the context of a binary classification task where we refer to our two classifications as 1 (positive class) and -1 (negative class) for simplicity. We can then define a Mapping function: Z = w(transform)T x


Perceptron in Python#

import numpy as np

class Perceptron(object):
    """Perceptron classifier.

    eta : float
      Learning rate (between 0.0 and 1.0)
    n_iter : int
      Passes over the training dataset.
    random_state : int
      Random number generator seed for random weight

    w_ : 1d-array
      Weights after fitting.
    errors_ : list
      Number of misclassifications (updates) in each epoch.

    def __init__(self, eta=0.01, n_iter=50, random_state=1):
        self.eta = eta
        self.n_iter = n_iter
        self.random_state = random_state

    def fit(self, X, y):
        """Fit training data.

        X : {array-like}, shape = [n_samples, n_features]
          Training vectors, where n_samples is the number of 
          samples and
          n_features is the number of features.
        y : array-like, shape = [n_samples]
          Target values.

        self : object

        rgen = np.random.RandomState(self.random_state)
        self.w_ = rgen.normal(loc=0.0, scale=0.01, 
                              size=1 + X.shape[1])
        self.errors_ = []

        for _ in range(self.n_iter):
            errors = 0
            for xi, target in zip(X, y):
                update = self.eta * (target - self.predict(xi))
                self.w_[1:] += update * xi
                self.w_[0] += update
                errors += int(update != 0.0)
        return self

    def net_input(self, X):
        """Calculate net input"""
        return np.dot(X, self.w_[1:]) + self.w_[0]

    def predict(self, X):
        """Return class label after unit step"""
        return np.where(self.net_input(X) >= 0.0, 1, -1)

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