We are happy to announce that Synapse 1.5.2 has been released. This update contains a lot of improvements under the hood with optimization of the basic math libraries as well as the multicore processing parts. There have however been two updates that directly affect the usability.
This is the "Load Best System" button and behind it is an awesome new feature. One common problem with adaptive systems is that you seldom know how long you should train them - too few epochs and it won't learn, too many and it will start over-training (losing its capability of generalizing). With the Load Best System function you don't have to worry about that any more. Synapse now keeps track of all the states during training and remembers each time an improvement has occurred. Pressing the "Load Best System" button loads the best system up to date (as measured on the validation set). So it doesn't matter if the system has begun over training or is diverging - you can simply with the click of a button get the best state.
We've added new functions to the preprocessing mode GUI that will help to keep things organized when dealing with multiple data units and visualizers.
There are two major new things:
1) Colorized data units and visualizer tabs. A visualizer tab gets the same color as the data unit it is showing.
2) You can now rename tabs by right-clicking on them.
The 1.5.2 update is available as an automatic update only. Just start Synapse and unless you have turned off automatic updates you'll get it automatically.
-The Peltarion Team