Setting up Deep Learning for Java (DL4J) on the Lab Computers

Getting up and running with DL4J in the lab is very easy.  To begin with, you will need the maven plugin for eclipse.

The maven plugin is called m2e. The following steps explain how to install it:

  1. Open eclipse and go to Help -> Install New Software…  You should see the following screen:
    Screenshot from 2015-10-07 19:18:09
  2. In the field labeled “Work with:” enter the following url and hit enter:
    http://download.eclipse.org/technology/m2e/releases
  3. You should see Maven Integration for Eclipse in the main box. Check it and click next until you get to the license agreement page. Read through it and then accept the agreement and click finish. At this point m2e will be installed.

After successfully installing the m2e plugin for eclipse, simply follow this guide to finish setting up DL4J:
https://depiesml.wordpress.com/2015/08/26/dl4j-gettingstarted/

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Programming Contest 10/3/15

On Saturday October third, the University of Dallas programming team UD1 (aka Galadriel) set a new school record by solving 5 problems in one competition.  The team was comprised of senior Paul Seitz and juniors Katherine Beine and Brian McCutchon, all veterans of the UD programming contest club.  From the comfort of the UD Computer Lab at 11 am on Saturday, the trio was able to compete in the North American Qualifier hosted online.  Five hours and two pizzas later, they had established 5 problems in a single competition as the new UD record to beat.  If you are interested in joining the programming team or learning what it is all about, please come to one of our weekly meetings on Tuesday nights at 7:30 in the computer lab (HSC 24).