Contents

- 1 What is the range of the output values for a sigmoid function 0 1?
- 2 What sigmoid function does in a neural network?
- 3 What is the range of Tanh?
- 4 What is the problem with sigmoid neuron?
- 5 Is tanh better than sigmoid?
- 6 How is the tangent sigmoid transfer function used?
- 7 Which is a better activation function sigmoid or Tanh?

## What is the range of the output values for a sigmoid function 0 1?

That is, the input to the sigmoid is a value between −∞ and + ∞, while its output can only be between 0 and 1.

**What is the range of output when we apply sigmoid function?**

Sigmoid functions most often show a return value (y axis) in the range 0 to 1. A wide variety of sigmoid functions including the logistic and hyperbolic tangent functions have been used as the activation function of artificial neurons.

### What sigmoid function does in a neural network?

Sigmoid function (aka logistic function) is moslty picked up as activation function in neural networks. Because its derivative is easy to demonstrate. It produces output in scale of [0 ,1] whereas input is meaningful between [-5, +5]. Out of this range produces same outputs.

**What is sigmoid transfer function?**

the sigmoid transfer function was used between the hidden and output layers. For computation of the variation in weight values between the hidden and output layers, generalized delta learning rules were employed. the delta learning rule is a function of input value, learning rate and generalized residual.

## What is the range of Tanh?

(-1 to 1)

Tanh or hyperbolic tangent Activation Function The range of the tanh function is from (-1 to 1). tanh is also sigmoidal (s – shaped).

**How does sigmoid function work?**

The term “sigmoid” means S-shaped, and it is also known as a squashing function, as it maps the whole real range of z into [0,1] in the g(z). This simple function has two useful properties that: (1) it can be used to model a conditional probability distribution and (2) its derivative has a simple form.

### What is the problem with sigmoid neuron?

The two major problems with sigmoid activation functions are: Sigmoid saturate and kill gradients: The output of sigmoid saturates (i.e. the curve becomes parallel to x-axis) for a large positive or large negative number. Thus, the gradient at these regions is almost zero.

**How does the sigmoid function work?**

Sigmoid Function acts as an activation function in machine learning which is used to add non-linearity in a machine learning model, in simple words it decides which value to pass as output and what not to pass, there are mainly 7 types of Activation Functions which are used in machine learning and deep learning.

## Is tanh better than sigmoid?

tanh function is symmetric about the origin, where the inputs would be normalized and they are more likely to produce outputs (which are inputs to next layer)and also, they are on an average close to zero. These are the main reasons why tanh is preferred and performs better than sigmoid (logistic).

**Is tanh odd or even?**

One can easily show, that tanh (x),csch(x), and coth (x) are odd functions. Next, we derive an identity for the hyperbolic functions similar to the Pythagorean identity for the trigonometric functions.

### How is the tangent sigmoid transfer function used?

The tangent sigmoid (tan-sigmoid or tansig) transfer function (Fig. 13.7) is often used in multilayer artificial neural networks, in part, because it is differentiable. The tansig function generates outputs (O) between − 1 and 1 as the function’s input goes from negative to positive infinity:

**Why do we use sigmoid function in neural networks?**

The main reason why we use sigmoid function is because it exists between (0 to 1). Therefore, it is especially used for models where we have to predict the probability as an output.Since probability of anything exists only between the range of 0 and 1, sigmoid is the right choice.

## Which is a better activation function sigmoid or Tanh?

Tanh Function :- The activation that works almost always better than sigmoid function is Tanh function also knows as Tangent Hyperbolic function. It’s actually mathematically shifted version of the sigmoid function. Both are similar and can be derived from each other.

**Is the logistic sigmoid function monotonic or differentiable?**

The function is differentiable .That means, we can find the slope of the sigmoid curve at any two points. The function is monotonic but function’s derivative is not. The logistic sigmoid function can cause a neural network to get stuck at the training time.