Table 1: Mean prediction error for the eight competing neural network models for estimating the survival time of male melanoma patients.

MeanSt. dv.Count

Elia’s method
α = 0.025−0.37761.787685460
α = 0.050−0.41131.938885460
α = 0.075−0.3081.429585460
α = 0.1−0.33661.532985460
Mani’s method
α = 0.025−0.02360.202985460
α = 0.050−0.02150.171085460
α = 0.075−0.01970.153985460
α = 0.1−0.01970.148585460