Get Started Using Fuzzy Logic Designer
After you open the Fuzzy Logic Designer app, you can:
Open an existing fuzzy inference system (FIS) from the MATLAB^{®} workspace or a FIS file (
*.fis
).Create a template FIS structure based on the number of input and output variables for your application.
Create a FIS based on input and output data.
After you open a FIS or create a new FIS structure, you must configure your system by defining:
Membership functions for the input and output variables. For more information, see Define Membership Functions Using Fuzzy Logic Designer.
Fuzzy rules. For more information, see Define Fuzzy Rules Using Fuzzy Logic Designer.
After configuring your FIS, you can analyze its behavior within the app. For more information, see Analyze Fuzzy System Using Fuzzy Logic Designer.
For an example that shows how to create, configure, and analyze a fuzzy inference system, see Build Fuzzy Systems Using Fuzzy Logic Designer.
Open Existing FIS
You can open an existing FIS from MATLAB workspace or a FIS file.
To open a FIS from the MATLAB workspace, in the Open from Workspace dropdown list, select the FIS.
To open a FIS from a FIS file (*.fis
), click
Browse. Then, in the Open Fuzzy Inference System dialog box, browse
to the folder that contains the file, select the file, and click
Open.
Create Template FIS Structure
You can create a template FIS structure for any of the supported FIS types.
Type1 Mamdani system
Type2 Mamdani system
Type1 Sugeno system
Type2 Sugeno system
If your application has two input variables and one output variable, in the Getting Started dialog box, under Template Fuzzy Inference Systems, click the corresponding type of FIS that you want to create.
If your application has more than two inputs or more than one output, in the Getting Started dialog box, under General Fuzzy Inference Systems, click Custom FIS.
In the Custom System dialog box, select the type of FIS that you want to create and specify the FIS name and the number of input and output variables.
When you create a template FIS structure, each input variable has three triangular membership functions. For Mamdani systems, each output variable also has three triangular membership functions. For Sugeno systems, each output variable has three constant membership functions.
Each input and output variable has a default range of 0 through 1.
Create FIS from Data
If you have input/output data that spans the operating ranges for your system variables, you can create a FIS based on clusters derived from this data. To create a FIS from data, in the Getting Started dialog box, under General Fuzzy Inference Systems, click FIS from Data.
In the Create System from Data dialog box, select the input and output data using the Input data and Output data dropdown lists, respectively. Each list displays any valid numerical arrays available in the MATLAB workspace.
When you select data consider the following:
Input data must be an Ncolumn numerical array, where N is the number of FIS inputs.
Output data must be an Mcolumn array, where M is the number of FIS outputs.
When using the grid partition clustering method, The output data must have one column. If you specify more than one column for grid partitioning, the app only uses the first column as the output data.
The input and output data arrays must have the same number of rows.
Then, select the type of clustering using the Clustering method dropdown list.
FCM Clustering
You can generate a Mamdani or Sugeno fuzzy system using membership functions derived from data clusters found using FCM clustering of input and output data.
Each input and output variable contains one membership function for each cluster.
Input variables use Gaussian membership functions.
For Mamdani systems, the output variables use Gaussian membership functions.
For Sugeno systems, the output variables use linear membership functions.
To configure the FCM clustering, use the options shown in the following table.
Parameter  Description 

System type  Fuzzy inference system type, specified as one of the following values.

Number of clusters  Number of clusters to create, specified as 
Exponent  Exponent for the fuzzy partition matrix, specified as a scalar greater than 1. This option controls the amount of fuzzy overlap between clusters, with larger values indicating a greater degree of overlap. 
Maximum iterations  Maximum number of FCM iterations, specified as a positive integer. 
Minimum improvement  Minimum improvement in the objective function between two consecutive iterations, specified as a positive scalar. 
For more information on the FCM clustering algorithm, see fcm
.
Grid Partition
You can generate input membership functions by uniformly partitioning the input variable ranges, and create a singleoutput Sugeno fuzzy system with one membership function for each possible input variable combination. You can specify the membership function type for the input and output variables.
To configure the FCM clustering, use the options shown in the following table.
Parameter  Description 

Input membership function type  Input membership function type. For more information on the types of membership functions, see Foundations of Fuzzy Logic. 
Number  Number of membership functions to use for input variables, specified as an integer greater than 1. 
Output membership function type  Output membership function type, specified as either
Linear or
Constant . 
By default, the app uses the same membership function settings for all input variables. However, you can use a different membership function number and type for each input variable. To do so, clear the Use same membership function settings for each input parameter.
Subtractive Clustering
You can generate a Sugeno fuzzy system using membership functions derived from data clusters found using subtractive clustering of input and output data.
Each input and output variable contains one membership function for each cluster.
Input variables use Gaussian membership functions.
Output variables use linear membership functions.
Each input and output variable contains one membership function for each cluster. For
more information on the subtractive clustering algorithm, see subclust
.
To configure the clustering, use the options shown in the following table.
Parameter  Description 

Cluster influence range  Range of influence of the cluster center for each input and output assuming the data falls within a unit hyperbox, specified as one of the following values.
Specifying a smaller range of influence usually creates more and smaller data clusters. 
Data scale  Data scale factors for normalizing input and output data into a unit hyperbox, specified as a 2byN array, where N is the total number of inputs and outputs. Each column specifies the minimum value in the first row and the maximum value in the second row for the corresponding input or output data set. When the data
scale is 
Squash factor  Squash factor for scaling the range of influence of cluster centers, specified as a positive scalar. A smaller squash factor reduces the potential for outlying points to be considered as part of a cluster, which usually creates more and smaller data clusters. 
Accept ratio  Acceptance ratio, defined as a fraction of the potential of the first cluster center, above which another data point is accepted as a cluster center, specified as a scalar value in the range [0 1]. The acceptance ratio must be greater than the rejection ratio. 
Reject ratio  Rejection ratio, defined as a fraction of the potential of the first cluster center, below which another data point is rejected as a cluster center, specified as a scalar value in the range [0 1]. The rejection ratio must be less than acceptance ratio. 
Custom cluster centers  Custom cluster centers, specified as a CbyN array, where C is the number of clusters and N is the total number of inputs and outputs. To automatically compute cluster centers, set the
custom centers to 
Automatically Generate Rules
When you create a FIS, you can automatically populate the rule base. To do so, before creating the FIS, select Generate rules automatically. By default, this option is selected.
What rules are generated depend on how you create the FIS.
Rules for FIS Template Structure
When you generate rules for a FIS template structure, the app adds an ANDbased rule for each possible combination of input membership functions. For example, the following figure shows the nine generated rules for a twoinput system where each input variable has three membership functions.
For all of the generated rules, the default consequent is the first membership function of the first output variable.
FIS from Data
When you create a FIS from data, the generated rules depend on the type of clustering you select for creating your FIS.
Grid partitioning — One ANDbased rule for each input membership function combination. The consequent of each rule corresponds to a different output membership function. For example, the following figure shows the four generated rules for a twoinput system where each input variable has two membership functions.
FCM or subtractive clustering — One ANDbased rule for each fuzzy cluster. Each rule uses the clusterspecific membership function from each input and output variable. For example, the following figure shows the rules for a FIS with four clusters generated using FCM clustering.