AutoSave. Files can be saved automatically while the neural network is learning.
The Auto Save dialog is produced at start of Learning or by using Options > AutoSave... Complete the Auto Save dialog. The standard Save As dialog will open once for each type of file to save. The default Auto Save file names are filename.ed.tvq for decreases in average error, filename.sc.tvq for increases in score, filename.vi.tvq for increases in the number of validating examples, filename.bu.tvq for backup files, filename.de.txt for network details and filename.as.txt for associations. The filename is replaced by the name of the main file.Auto saved tvq files can be used in the same way as normal tvq files. They can even be set to Auto Save thus producing another level of file inheritance such as filename.ed.ed.tvq or filename.ed.vi.tvq etc. If Auto Save is restarted any previously produced .ed and .vi files are only overwritten when the results are better. The Auto Save reminders can be suppressed during learning and when restarting learning by checking the "do not ask..." box.
Enter the minimum number of cycles to execute between every save.
Check to save if the average training error has decreased. If there are any validating examples the average validating error can be used. Both errors use the same 'ed' file. In most networks the training error will decrease faster than the validating error.