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017
018package org.apache.commons.math4.ml.neuralnet.sofm;
019
020/**
021 * Provides the learning rate as a function of the number of calls
022 * already performed during the learning task.
023 *
024 * @since 3.3
025 */
026public interface LearningFactorFunction {
027    /**
028     * Computes the learning rate at the current call.
029     *
030     * @param numCall Current step of the training task.
031     * @return the value of the function at {@code numCall}.
032     */
033    double value(long numCall);
034}