This example aims to design a classification system that can classify all 3 different IRIS flowers based on four features: sepal length, sepal width, petal length and petal width as follows:

The IRIS data-set can be found in Examples-> Classification Example folder under ANNHUB installation folder.

This data-set contains training data-set (IRISTraining.csv) used to train a neural network and test data-set (IRISTest.csv) to test/evaluate the obtained trained neural network. The data structure contains 4 input features (Feature 1 to Feature 4) and three output classes that are corresponding to three IRIS flower types.

1. Design a neural network using ANNHUB

The step by step tutorial to design a neural network in ANNHUB can be found in ANNHUB blog.

2. Export a trained neural network model to weight file.

When the trained neural network has been evaluated and tested with new test data-set, it can be exported into a weight file (.ann extension) using Export function in ANNHUB.

3. Using a trained neural network in LabVIEW environment using ANNAPI

At this stage, we already have a trained neural network saved in a text file with .ann extension (for example, TrainModel_lv.ann), we need to get the License Content by using valid username and password in Assume that we do not specify any License File Path in, so this VI will generate the license content, ANNLV.lic, in the working directory.  

Note: We only need to get the license content only one time for a given target PC as this license content file can be used in other application running in the same PC.

With a trained neural network model and a license content, we can create a neural network model using Following block diagram demonstrates 5 steps to use ANNAPI to load a trained neural network and a license content file in order to create a neural network model and classify IRIS flower type based on its features (input).

Block diagram

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