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Neural Networking for Dummies 9 – Installing tensorflow-gpu on Ubuntu

Since I'm new to Ubuntu, I decided to follow some of the advice on this article 20 Things to do After Installing Ubuntu 18.04 and reviewed this one on customizing the GNOME desktop. So far I'm really digging Ubuntu and how easy it is to customize, and I especially love that there are quite a… Continue reading Neural Networking for Dummies 9 – Installing tensorflow-gpu on Ubuntu

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Neural Networking for Dummies 8 – Completing the Ubuntu install

In my previous attempt to install Ubuntu, I was halted in my tracks because I couldn't enter the BIOS. Since then, I have acquired a wired keyboard and felt everything was going to work out; but if you've read any of my other posts I'm sure you know this saga was far from over. I… Continue reading Neural Networking for Dummies 8 – Completing the Ubuntu install

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Neural Networking for Dummies 7 – Starting over to install tensorflow-gpu on Ubuntu

After spending DAYS trying to get tensorflow to install on Windows 10, I finally succeeded to get it working through both Command Prompt and Anaconda Prompt. Unfortunately, I was still running into errors when trying to run scripts, so I decided the best thing I could do is uninstall everything and start over. I don't… Continue reading Neural Networking for Dummies 7 – Starting over to install tensorflow-gpu on Ubuntu

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Neural Networking for Dummies 6 – Finally installed tensorflow!!!

Last time I left off still trying to install tensorflow. To recap, tensorflow for CPU gives an error about AVX2, and tensorflow gpu gives me an error about a DLL failing to load. For now I'm going to go full steam ahead on the GPU since it'll have better performance in the long run anyway,… Continue reading Neural Networking for Dummies 6 – Finally installed tensorflow!!!

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Neural Networking for Dummies 5 – Installing tensorflow even if I die trying

So last post I got a little hot over trying to install tensorflow properly. At this point, I'm going to once again try to get the GPU version functioning (I'll keep it on my non-virtual environment for now). pip uninstall tensorflow python -m pip install --upgrade pip pip install tensorflow-gpu python -c "import tensorflow as… Continue reading Neural Networking for Dummies 5 – Installing tensorflow even if I die trying

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Neural Networking for Dummies 4 – Installing Python and tensorflow

I finally decided to just get a friend to scrape information from the internet for me. So while he works on that, I figure I'll start by using some dialogue from my favorite character David Rose on the show Schitts Creek. I ended up finding some scripts online and used the lines that were identified… Continue reading Neural Networking for Dummies 4 – Installing Python and tensorflow

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Neural Networking (for Dummies) 3 – R Data Mining from Facebook

To recap, so far my mission is to train a neural network to make better cat picture captions based on what ones are successful on Facebook cat picture groups. To do this I will need to mine data to teach my network, and my journey has brought me to this article: Facebook Data Mining using… Continue reading Neural Networking (for Dummies) 3 – R Data Mining from Facebook

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Neural Networking (for Dummies) 2 – Data Miner

Step 1 of this journey is to get data to "train" your neural network into a text file with 1 entry per line. Sounds simple enough right? It's not btw I'm going to try and train my network using posts from Facebook cat picture sharing groups. For my first (and hopefully only) attempt I'm using… Continue reading Neural Networking (for Dummies) 2 – Data Miner

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Neural Networking (for Dummies)

With the help of my trusty Nikon D3400 and "Digital Photography for Dummies", I am finally taking some high quality cat photos. I'm still learning (reading "Photoshop Elements 2019 for Dummies now) but that hasn't stopped me from sharing some of these pictures on social media. Behold: The Power of Photoshop My latest frustrations are… Continue reading Neural Networking (for Dummies)

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New Camera = BETTER SMOOSHY PICS!

So 3D Printing and my newfound hobby of painting hats for Smooshy took a bit of a hiatus due to holiday craziness followed by basement renovations. For some reason, past-Christi told her girlfriend that fixing up the basement was a "winter project" so it would be future-Christi's problem. Which was great until it was winter.… Continue reading New Camera = BETTER SMOOSHY PICS!