I am using the Predict-Function with the NeuralNetwork-method on some training data. But I cannot figure out the characteristics of the NN that is built, especially not the layer types. How can I get more information about the NN?


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If you're on then this works by peeking into the internals of PredictorFunction:

trainingData = {0.3 -> 0, 0.4 -> 0, 0.5 -> 1, 0.6 -> 1, 0.9 -> 1};
pf = Predict[trainingData, Method -> "NeuralNetwork"];


All sorts of other properties are visible in the rat's nest of associations in First[pf].

We can go deeper and apply Normal to the NetGraph to see what specific functions are in the layers. As you can see it's all linear units and SELUs:

linear units and SELUs net graph

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for that! I have a follow-up question. If I call Information[pf, "NetworkDepth"] in your example I get 8. How does that fit in? $\endgroup$
    – Uwe Gotzes
    Oct 8, 2020 at 8:49
  • $\begingroup$ Try retraining with pf = Predict[trainingData, Method -> {"NeuralNetwork", "NetworkDepth" -> 5}], vary the NetworkDepth and see what the image above looks like. I have a feeling you get 8 because there is 1 initial linear layer, then 8 pairs of SELU+Linear units, and 1 final constant layer. $\endgroup$
    – flinty
    Oct 8, 2020 at 12:10

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