# LostTech.TensorFlow : API Documentation

Type ExpRelaxedOneHotCategorical

Namespace tensorflow.contrib.distributions

Parent Distribution

Interfaces IExpRelaxedOneHotCategorical

ExpRelaxedOneHotCategorical distribution with temperature and logits.

An ExpRelaxedOneHotCategorical distribution is a log-transformed RelaxedOneHotCategorical distribution. The RelaxedOneHotCategorical is a distribution over random probability vectors, vectors of positive real values that sum to one, which continuously approximates a OneHotCategorical. The degree of approximation is controlled by a temperature: as the temperature goes to 0 the RelaxedOneHotCategorical becomes discrete with a distribution described by the logits, as the temperature goes to infinity the RelaxedOneHotCategorical becomes the constant distribution that is identically the constant vector of (1/event_size,..., 1/event_size).

Because computing log-probabilities of the RelaxedOneHotCategorical can suffer from underflow issues, this class is one solution for loss functions that depend on log-probabilities, such as the KL Divergence found in the variational autoencoder loss. The KL divergence between two distributions is invariant under invertible transformations, so evaluating KL divergences of ExpRelaxedOneHotCategorical samples, which are always followed by a `tf.exp` op, is equivalent to evaluating KL divergences of RelaxedOneHotCategorical samples. See the appendix of Maddison et al., 2016 for more mathematical details, where this distribution is called the ExpConcrete.

#### Examples

Creates a continuous distribution, whose exp approximates a 3-class one-hot categorical distribution. The 2nd class is the most likely to be the largest component in samples drawn from this distribution. If those samples are followed by a `tf.exp` op, then they are distributed as a relaxed onehot categorical. Creates a continuous distribution, whose exp approximates a 3-class one-hot categorical distribution. The 2nd class is the most likely to be the largest component in samples drawn from this distribution. Creates a continuous distribution, whose exp approximates a 3-class one-hot categorical distribution. Because the temperature is very low, samples from this distribution are almost discrete, with one component almost 0 and the others very negative. The 2nd class is the most likely to be the largest component in samples drawn from this distribution. Creates a continuous distribution, whose exp approximates a 3-class one-hot categorical distribution. Because the temperature is very high, samples from this distribution are usually close to the (-log(3), -log(3), -log(3)) vector. The 2nd class is still the most likely to be the largest component in samples drawn from this distribution. Chris J. Maddison, Andriy Mnih, and Yee Whye Teh. The Concrete Distribution: A Continuous Relaxation of Discrete Random Variables. 2016.
Show Example
```temperature = 0.5
p = [0.1, 0.5, 0.4]
dist = ExpRelaxedOneHotCategorical(temperature, probs=p)
samples = dist.sample()
exp_samples = tf.exp(samples)
# exp_samples has the same distribution as samples from
# RelaxedOneHotCategorical(temperature, probs=p) ```

### Public properties

#### Tensorevent_size get;

Scalar `int32` tensor: the number of classes.

#### objectevent_size_dyn get;

Scalar `int32` tensor: the number of classes.

#### objectlogits get;

Vector of coordinatewise logits.

#### objectlogits_dyn get;

Vector of coordinatewise logits.

#### Tensorprobs get;

Vector of probabilities summing to one.

#### objectprobs_dyn get;

Vector of probabilities summing to one.

#### Tensortemperature get;

Batchwise temperature tensor of a RelaxedCategorical.

#### objecttemperature_dyn get;

Batchwise temperature tensor of a RelaxedCategorical.