Beth  Nabimanya

Beth Nabimanya

1634216400

A comparison of base functions and libraries

Asolid selection of libraries is an essential element of a developer’s toolkit for researching and developing complicated applications without having to write a lot of code. In general, library functions are thoroughly tested and optimised before they are released, and space and run time remain prioritised. Moreover, a library is a collection of code designed to make common operations go faster. Whereas in base functions, we know the entire skeleton, of course. The question arises – which is better, a base function or a library? 

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A comparison of base functions and libraries
Vincent Lab

Vincent Lab

1605017502

The Difference Between Regular Functions and Arrow Functions in JavaScript

Other then the syntactical differences. The main difference is the way the this keyword behaves? In an arrow function, the this keyword remains the same throughout the life-cycle of the function and is always bound to the value of this in the closest non-arrow parent function. Arrow functions can never be constructor functions so they can never be invoked with the new keyword. And they can never have duplicate named parameters like a regular function not using strict mode.

Here are a few code examples to show you some of the differences
this.name = "Bob";

const person = {
name: “Jon”,

<span style="color: #008000">// Regular function</span>
func1: <span style="color: #0000ff">function</span> () {
    console.log(<span style="color: #0000ff">this</span>);
},

<span style="color: #008000">// Arrow function</span>
func2: () =&gt; {
    console.log(<span style="color: #0000ff">this</span>);
}

}

person.func1(); // Call the Regular function
// Output: {name:“Jon”, func1:[Function: func1], func2:[Function: func2]}

person.func2(); // Call the Arrow function
// Output: {name:“Bob”}

The new keyword with an arrow function
const person = (name) => console.log("Your name is " + name);
const bob = new person("Bob");
// Uncaught TypeError: person is not a constructor

If you want to see a visual presentation on the differences, then you can see the video below:

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Tia  Gottlieb

Tia Gottlieb

1598258520

Activation Functions, Optimization Techniques, and Loss Functions

Activation Functions:

A significant piece of a neural system Activation function is numerical conditions that decide the yield of a neural system. The capacity is joined to every neuron in the system and decides if it ought to be initiated (“fired”) or not, founded on whether every neuron’s info is applicable for the model’s expectation. Initiation works likewise help standardize the yield of every neuron to a range somewhere in the range of 1 and 0 or between — 1 and 1.

Progressively, neural systems use linear and non-linear activation functions, which can enable the system to learn complex information, figure and adapt practically any capacity speaking to an inquiry, and give precise forecasts.

Linear Activation Functions:

**Step-Up: **Activation functions are dynamic units of neural systems. They figure the net yield of a neural node. In this, Heaviside step work is one of the most widely recognized initiation work in neural systems. The capacity produces paired yield. That is the motivation behind why it is additionally called paired advanced capacity.

The capacity produces 1 (or valid) when info passes edge limit though it produces 0 (or bogus) when information doesn’t pass edge. That is the reason, they are extremely valuable for paired order studies. Every rationale capacity can be actualized by neural systems. In this way, step work is usually utilized in crude neural systems without concealed layer or generally referred to name as single-layer perceptions.

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Madyson  Reilly

Madyson Reilly

1601069940

Function Expression vs Function Declaration in JavaScript

Function Expression vs Function Declaration in JavaScript.

It was until during one of the JavaScript mock interviews did I came across the term function expression.

The question was: What is the difference between these two syntax?

function x(){

}

let x = function(){

}

I was clueless for a moment. After thinking a little, I could only come up with: the second syntax invokes an _anonymous _function and is assigned to a variable.

I was alien to the term hoisting.

In this article, we will acquaint ourselves with three simple terms: function declaration,_ function expression, _and hoisting.

What is function declaration?

Function declaration is also known as _function statement. _It contains the name of the function, parameters, and a return statement. **Naming the function **is what sets function declaration apart. Parameters and return statement is optional.

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Function Declaration

What is function expression?

Function expression also has a name, parameters, and return statement. All of which are optional. The important thing to bear in mind is: the function here is _assigned _to a JavaScript variable.

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Function Expression

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What is Base Protocol (BASE) | What is BASE token

Base Protocol (BASE) is a token whose price is pegged to the total market cap of all cryptocurrencies at a ratio of 1:1 trillion. BASE allows traders to speculate on the entire crypto industry with one token. The Base Protocol is built on the Ethereum blockchain, integrates a (Chainlink) oracle, and is launching on ((Uniswap)

As cryptocurrency enthusiasts, we’re sometimes divided on which digital assets to buy — bullish on certain projects and bearish on others.

But we all agree on one thing, which is that the overall cryptocurrency industry will achieve long-term growth and future adoption.

The Base Protocol makes it possible to invest with this consensus. BASE allows traders to speculate on the entire industry with one token.

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The Base Protocol is the world’s first and only tokenized cryptocurrency market tracker. By holding BASE tokens, users can get exposure to the performance of the entire cryptocurrency market. Unlike the index trackers currently operating in the traditional markets, there is no entry or exit fee or brokerage charges.

Index funds have consistently outperformed actively managed mutual funds. Until the launch of BASE, there was no real cryptocurrency market tracker that tracked the performance of the entire digital asset market. BASE will be useful for institutional investors and traders to diversify and hedge their crypto portfolios. BASE will also help new and existing retail investors to take out the guesswork and get exposed to the growth of all current and future digital assets entering the market.

The BASE token’s underlying protocol creates several additional use cases in DeFi, trading, venture capital, hedge funds and many other business sectors.

The Base Protocol mission is simple — to make it easy for everyone to benefit from the performance of the entire cryptocurrency market in a secure, decentralized and future-proof way.

Why BASE?

It’s no doubt that a crypto industry ETF would be a valuable product for investors. But it is very challenging to create such a product through traditional means, as it would be almost impossible to manage portfolio ownership of 5,000+ assets. How would the portfolio manager weigh ownership of each asset as market cap dominance changes? How would they account for newly entering/exiting assets? Who would take on all the associated transaction and custodial fees? There are also various legal limitations that restrict the formation of such an instrument in many countries — and even if it could be formed, it would be a highly centralized product.

By simply pegging price to the total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies, the Base Protocol cuts through all of these problems. BASE gives holders the same function as a traditional industry ETF without all of the centralized challenges that make such an ETF impossible.

BASE will offer new value for investors in the cryptocurrency ecosystem through an elegantly simple protocol — so valuable and so simple that you might be asking yourself:

How has this not been done before?

The answer is that it wasn’t possible until recently. This project couldn’t be achieved without a robust decentralized blockchain, proven oracle integrations, and new developments in the DeFi space. We founded the Base Protocol to build on these innovations and create BASE; one tokenized asset that represents speculation on all cryptocurrencies.

Vision

We’ve seen that there are many individuals who want to invest in cryptocurrencies, but don’t necessarily understand how they work. While the overview for each different crypto asset can be difficult to understand for a new user, the pitch for BASE is simple: it’s the way to invest in all of those crypto assets simultaneously. In this way, the Base Protocol can become an instrumental force in driving new adoption in the blockchain space.

We’ve also noticed that institutional investors have been introducing cryptocurrency investments to their portfolios. These institutions typically invest at a high level with great diversification covering multiple industries. Their cryptocurrency holdings are usually composed of just Bitcoin, or some handful mix of “blue chip” digital assets. By holding BASE, these institutions will gain exposure to the entire cryptocurrency industry — an objectively more diversified alternative.

In the same way that Bitcoin is the household name of cryptocurrencies, the Base Protocol aims to become the household name for general cryptocurrency investing. BASE’s vision is to become the primary channel of investment for new/existing cryptocurrency traders and institutional investors.

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Tia  Gottlieb

Tia Gottlieb

1598034060

Types Of Activation Functions used in Neural Network?

Note

In this article I have discussed the various types of activation functions and what are the types of problems one might encounter while using each of them.

I would suggest to begin with a ReLU function and explore other functions as you move further. You can also design your own activation functions giving a non-linearity component to your network.

Recall that inputs x0,x1,x2,x3……xn and weights w0,w1,w2,w3………wn are multiplied and added with bias term to form our input.

Recall that inputs x0,x1,x2,x3……xn and weights w0,w1,w2,w3……..wn are multiplied and added with bias term to form our input.

Clearly W implies how much weight or strength we want to give our incoming input and we can think** b** as an offset value, making x*w have to reach an offset value before having an effect.

As far we have seen the inputs so now what is activation function?

Activation function is used to set the boundaries for the overall output value.For Example:-let **z=X*w+b **be the output of the previous layer then it will be sent to the activation function for limit it’svalue between 0 and 1(if binary classification problem).

Finally, the output from the activation function moves to the next hidden layer and the same process is repeated. This forward movement of information is known as the forward propagation.

What if the output generated is far away from the actual value? Using the output from the forward propagation, error is calculated. Based on this error value, the weights and biases of the neurons are updated. This process is known as back-propagation.

#activation-functions #softmax #sigmoid-function #neural-networks #relu #function