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Linear transfer function



A = purelin(N) takes an S-by-Q matrix of net input (column) vectors, N, and returns an S-by-Q matrix equal to N, A.

info = purelin('code') returns useful information for each code character vector:

  • purelin('name') returns the name of this function.

  • purelin('output') returns the [min max] output range.

  • purelin('active') returns the [min max] active input range.

  • purelin('fullderiv') returns 1 or 0, depending on whether dA_dN is S-by-S-by-Q or S-by-Q.

  • purelin('fpnames') returns the names of the function parameters.

  • purelin('fpdefaults') returns the default function parameters.


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This example shows how to create and plot a purelin transfer function and assign it to layer i in a network.

Create a plot of the purelin transfer function:

n = -5:0.1:5;
a = purelin(n);

Assign this transfer function to layer i in a network.

net.layers{i}.transferFcn = 'purelin';

Input Arguments

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Net column vector inputs, specified as anS-by-Q matrix.

Output Arguments

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Linear transfer function, returned as an S-by-Q matrix.


a = purelin(n) = n

Version History

Introduced before R2006a

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