Table 2: Mean prediction error for the eight competing neural network models for estimating the survival time of female melanoma patients.

MeanSt. dv.Count

Elia’s method
α = 0.025−0.33842.132669130
α = 0.050−0.22741445169130
α = 0.075−0.18821.167269130
α = 0.1−0.20111.219969130
Mani’s method
α = 0.025−0.02080.231069130
α = 0.050−0.01830.184969130
α = 0.075−0.01670.160669130
α = 0.1−0.02460.302269130