LostTech.TensorFlow : API Documentation

Type Optimizer

Namespace tensorflow.keras.optimizers

Parent PythonObjectContainer

Interfaces Trackable, IOptimizer

Updated base class for optimizers.

This class defines the API to add Ops to train a model. You never use this class directly, but instead instantiate one of its subclasses such as tf.keras.optimizers.SGD, tf.keras.optimizers.Adam.

### Usage ### Custom training loop with Keras models

In Keras models, sometimes variables are created when the model is first called, instead of construction time. Examples include 1) sequential models without input shape pre-defined, or 2) subclassed models. Pass var_list as callable in these cases.

Example: ### Processing gradients before applying them.

Calling `minimize()` takes care of both computing the gradients and applying them to the variables. If you want to process the gradients before applying them you can instead use the optimizer in three steps:

1. Compute the gradients with tf.GradientTape. 2. Process the gradients as you wish. 3. Apply the processed gradients with `apply_gradients()`.

Example: ### Use with tf.distribute.Strategy.

This optimizer class is tf.distribute.Strategy aware, which means it automatically sums gradients across all replicas. To average gradients, you divide your loss by the global batch size, which is done automatically if you use tf.keras built-in training or evaluation loops. See the `reduction` argument of your loss which should be set to `tf.keras.losses.Reduction.SUM_OVER_BATCH_SIZE` for averaging or `tf.keras.losses.Reduction.SUM` for not.

If you are not using these and you want to average gradients, you should use tf.math.reduce_sum to add up your per-example losses and then divide by the global batch size. Note that when using tf.distribute.Strategy, the first component of a tensor's shape is the *replica-local* batch size, which is off by a factor equal to the number of replicas being used to compute a single step. As a result, using tf.math.reduce_mean will give the wrong answer, resulting in gradients that can be many times too big.

### Variable Constraint

All Keras optimizers respect variable constraints. If constraint function is passed to any variable, the constraint will be applied to the variable after the gradient has been applied to the variable. Important: If gradient is sparse tensor, variable constraint is not supported.

### Thread Compatibility

The entire optimizer is currently thread compatible, not thread-safe. The user needs to perform synchronization if necessary.

### Slots

Many optimizer subclasses, such as `Adam` and `Adagrad` allocate and manage additional variables associated with the variables to train. These are called Slots. Slots have names and you can ask the optimizer for the names of the slots that it uses. Once you have a slot name you can ask the optimizer for the variable it created to hold the slot value.

This can be useful if you want to log debug a training algorithm, report stats about the slots, etc.

### Hyper parameters

These are arguments passed to the optimizer subclass constructor (the `__init__` method), and then passed to `self._set_hyper()`. They can be either regular Python values (like 1.0), tensors, or callables. If they are callable, the callable will be called during `apply_gradients()` to get the value for the hyper parameter.

Hyper parameters can be overwritten through user code:

Example: ### Write a customized optimizer. If you intend to create your own optimization algorithm, simply inherit from this class and override the following methods:

- resource_apply_dense (update variable given gradient tensor is dense) - resource_apply_sparse (update variable given gradient tensor is sparse) - create_slots (if your optimizer algorithm requires additional variables) - get_config (serialization of the optimizer, include all hyper parameters)
Show Example
# Create an optimizer with the desired parameters.
            opt = tf.keras.optimizers.SGD(learning_rate=0.1)
            # `loss` is a callable that takes no argument and returns the value
            # to minimize.
            loss = lambda: 3 * var1 * var1 + 2 * var2 * var2
            # In graph mode, returns op that minimizes the loss by updating the listed
            # variables.
            opt_op = opt.minimize(loss, var_list=[var1, var2])
            # In eager mode, simply call minimize to update the list of variables.
            opt.minimize(loss, var_list=[var1, var2]) 


Public properties

object clipnorm get; set;

object clipvalue get; set;

object iterations get; set;

Variable. The number of training steps this Optimizer has run.

object iterations_dyn get; set;

Variable. The number of training steps this Optimizer has run.

object PythonObject get;

IList<object> weights get;

Returns variables of this Optimizer based on the order created.

object weights_dyn get;

Returns variables of this Optimizer based on the order created.