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reply Gregor Richards <Richards codu.org> writes:
I bought a tie on Sunday. I wanted to know if it went with my shirt. But 
I don't have the ability to decide this myself.

So, being a computer scientist, I decided to use computers to solve this 
problem for me. I created a web site ( http://home.codu.org/colormatch/ 
) where people could tell me if randomly-selected colors go together. I 
then took the data and used it to evolve a neural network (because I 
wurve genetic algorithms), and used the resulting neural network to 
create this site: http://codu.org/colormatch/

I think it works pretty well at determining whether colors go together, 
all things considered. I'll probably use it to help me make wardrobe 
choices from now on.

  - Gregor Richards

PS: Please don't respond with examples of poorly-matched colors that it 
says match. That is not helpful :P
Oct 27 2008
next sibling parent Neil Vice <sardonicpresence gmail.com> writes:
Gregor Richards wrote:
 I bought a tie on Sunday. I wanted to know if it went with my shirt. But 
 I don't have the ability to decide this myself.
 
 So, being a computer scientist, I decided to use computers to solve this 
 problem for me. I created a web site ( http://home.codu.org/colormatch/ 
 ) where people could tell me if randomly-selected colors go together. I 
 then took the data and used it to evolve a neural network (because I 
 wurve genetic algorithms), and used the resulting neural network to 
 create this site: http://codu.org/colormatch/
 
 I think it works pretty well at determining whether colors go together, 
 all things considered. I'll probably use it to help me make wardrobe 
 choices from now on.
 
  - Gregor Richards
 
 PS: Please don't respond with examples of poorly-matched colors that it 
 says match. That is not helpful :P

I have learned something today. Red goes with everything except lime green. An interesting experiment.
Oct 27 2008
prev sibling next sibling parent Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
Gregor Richards wrote:
 I bought a tie on Sunday. I wanted to know if it went with my shirt. But 
 I don't have the ability to decide this myself.

I solved that problem years ago. I don't wear a tie.
Oct 27 2008
prev sibling next sibling parent BCS <ao pathlink.com> writes:
Reply to Gregor,

 I bought a tie on Sunday. I wanted to know if it went with my shirt.
 But I don't have the ability to decide this myself.
 
 So, being a computer scientist, I decided to use computers to solve
 this problem for me. I created a web site (
 http://home.codu.org/colormatch/ ) where people could tell me if
 randomly-selected colors go together. I then took the data and used it
 to evolve a neural network (because I wurve genetic algorithms), and
 used the resulting neural network to create this site:
 http://codu.org/colormatch/
 
 I think it works pretty well at determining whether colors go
 together, all things considered. I'll probably use it to help me make
 wardrobe choices from now on.
 
 - Gregor Richards
 
 PS: Please don't respond with examples of poorly-matched colors that
 it says match. That is not helpful :P
 

DAMB YOU FOR WASTING MY TIME :D p.s. that is with regards to the time I'm going to burn clicking yes and no ;)
Oct 27 2008
prev sibling parent "Saaa" <empty needmail.com> writes:
For those interested in solving these kinds of problems with neural network, 
check backpropagation.

But yeah, evo algos are nice :) 
Oct 28 2008