Coding Train is a Youtube channel by Daniel Shiffman that covers anything from the basics of programming languages like JavaScript (with p5.js) and Java (with Processing) to generative algorithms like physics simulation, computer vision, and data visualization. In particular, these latter topics, which Shiffman bundles under the label “the Nature of Code”, draw me to the channel.

In a recent series, Daniel draws from his free e-book to create his seven-video playlist where he elaborates on the inner workings of neural networks, visualizing the entire process as he programs the algorithm from scratch in Processing (Java). I recommend the two videos below consisting of the actual programming, especially for beginners who want to get an intuitive sense of how a neural network works.

PS. I tend to watch them on double speed.

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Part 2: