# Competing layer (newc)ΒΆ

```# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
"""
Example of use competitive layer(newc)
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"""

import numpy as np
import neurolab as nl
import numpy.random as rand

centr = np.array([[0.2, 0.2], [0.4, 0.4], [0.7, 0.3], [0.2, 0.5]])
rand_norm = 0.05 * rand.randn(100, 4, 2)
inp = np.array([centr + r for r in rand_norm])
inp.shape = (100 * 4, 2)
rand.shuffle(inp)

# Create net with 2 inputs and 4 neurons
net = nl.net.newc([[0.0, 1.0],[0.0, 1.0]], 4)
# train with rule: Conscience Winner Take All algoritm (CWTA)
error = net.train(inp, epochs=200, show=20)

# Plot results:
import pylab as pl
pl.title('Classification Problem')
pl.subplot(211)
pl.plot(error)
pl.xlabel('Epoch number')
pl.ylabel('error (default MAE)')
w = net.layers[0].np['w']

pl.subplot(212)
pl.plot(inp[:,0], inp[:,1], '.', \
centr[:,0], centr[:, 1] , 'yv', \
w[:,0], w[:,1], 'p')
pl.legend(['train samples', 'real centers', 'train centers'])
pl.show()
```

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