The information here is provided as background to our
Professor Yann LeCun, from New York University, has provided a modified sample of the NIST
database of hand-written characters.
We found this useful when developing our character recognition engine.
Note that the data in the MNIST database is in a special format (as explained in Yann LeCun's page).
To convert this to suitable Windows bitmaps we wrote a little tool which you can download.|
MNIST to BMP Converter
420KB executable for Windows 98/2000/XP
Please view the Installation Information.