I'm a fan of the "test first" approach to programming.
My C++ program needs a neural net. I've been trying FANN (http://leenissen.dk/fann/wp/) but it's been a struggle, as it requires a language binding and will not just work from the command-line with an input file.
Is there a good Neural Net out there with reasonable performance, but very easy to compile, install, and use?
I want it to integrate with a C++ program later, after successful command-line experiments.