Table 7: Performance comparison: regression analysis versus BPNN.

ConditionManner
Regression analysisBPNN

Ability to handle more than 2 variablesNOYES
Degree of accuracyGOODEXCELLENT
Ability to develop approximate equationsYESNO
Need to collect casesYESYES
Time efficiency FASTFAST
Need for recallingYESYES
Ability to solve complicated nonlinear problemsNOYES