# MATLAB: Do I need to convert the data to sequence before using Elman neural network.

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my input and output data are both matrices where rows are spatial units (e.g., states, provinces or counties) and columns are time points (i.e., years, days or months). I saw the data in the example Matlab codes are converted to sequences:
P=round(rand(1,8));T=[0 (P(1:end-1)+P(2:end)==2)];net=newelm([0 1], [5 1], {'tansig', 'logsig'}, 'trainbfg');Pseq=con2seq(P); %convert to sequenceTseq=con2seq(T); %convert to sequence