## digitalmars.D - [mind-bogglingly-OT] Color compatibility

• Gregor Richards (14/14) Oct 27 2008 I bought a tie on Sunday. I wanted to know if it went with my shirt. But...
• Neil Vice (3/21) Oct 27 2008 I have learned something today. Red goes with everything except lime gre...
• Walter Bright (2/4) Oct 27 2008 I solved that problem years ago. I don't wear a tie.
• BCS (3/23) Oct 27 2008 DAMB YOU FOR WASTING MY TIME :D
• Saaa (3/3) Oct 28 2008 For those interested in solving these kinds of problems with neural netw...
Gregor Richards <Richards codu.org> writes:
```I bought a tie on Sunday. I wanted to know if it went with my shirt. But
I don't have the ability to decide this myself.

So, being a computer scientist, I decided to use computers to solve this
problem for me. I created a web site ( http://home.codu.org/colormatch/
) where people could tell me if randomly-selected colors go together. I
then took the data and used it to evolve a neural network (because I
wurve genetic algorithms), and used the resulting neural network to
create this site: http://codu.org/colormatch/

I think it works pretty well at determining whether colors go together,
all things considered. I'll probably use it to help me make wardrobe
choices from now on.

- Gregor Richards

PS: Please don't respond with examples of poorly-matched colors that it
says match. That is not helpful :P
```
Oct 27 2008
Neil Vice <sardonicpresence gmail.com> writes:
```Gregor Richards wrote:
I bought a tie on Sunday. I wanted to know if it went with my shirt. But
I don't have the ability to decide this myself.

So, being a computer scientist, I decided to use computers to solve this
problem for me. I created a web site ( http://home.codu.org/colormatch/
) where people could tell me if randomly-selected colors go together. I
then took the data and used it to evolve a neural network (because I
wurve genetic algorithms), and used the resulting neural network to
create this site: http://codu.org/colormatch/

I think it works pretty well at determining whether colors go together,
all things considered. I'll probably use it to help me make wardrobe
choices from now on.

- Gregor Richards

PS: Please don't respond with examples of poorly-matched colors that it
says match. That is not helpful :P

I have learned something today. Red goes with everything except lime green.

An interesting experiment.
```
Oct 27 2008
Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
```Gregor Richards wrote:
I bought a tie on Sunday. I wanted to know if it went with my shirt. But
I don't have the ability to decide this myself.

I solved that problem years ago. I don't wear a tie.
```
Oct 27 2008
```Reply to Gregor,

I bought a tie on Sunday. I wanted to know if it went with my shirt.
But I don't have the ability to decide this myself.

So, being a computer scientist, I decided to use computers to solve
this problem for me. I created a web site (
http://home.codu.org/colormatch/ ) where people could tell me if
randomly-selected colors go together. I then took the data and used it
to evolve a neural network (because I wurve genetic algorithms), and
used the resulting neural network to create this site:
http://codu.org/colormatch/

I think it works pretty well at determining whether colors go
together, all things considered. I'll probably use it to help me make
wardrobe choices from now on.

- Gregor Richards

PS: Please don't respond with examples of poorly-matched colors that
it says match. That is not helpful :P

DAMB YOU FOR WASTING MY TIME :D

p.s. that is with regards to the time I'm going to burn clicking yes and no ;)
```
Oct 27 2008
"Saaa" <empty needmail.com> writes:
```For those interested in solving these kinds of problems with neural network,
check backpropagation.

But yeah, evo algos are nice :)
```
Oct 28 2008