Category Archives: PyTorch
PyTorch: What is a model.train()?
When the user specifies model.eval() and the model contains a batch normalization module, the running estimates are frozen and used for normalization. To unfreeze running estimates and return to using the minibatch statistics, we call model.train(), just as we did for dropout.
How to save and load PyTorch Tensor to file?
We can save tensors quickly this way but if we want to load them with the file format itself is not interoperable. We can’t read the tensor with software other than PyTorch. Depending on the use case, this may or may not be a limitation, but we should learn how to save tensors interoperably.
Concatenates PyTorch tensors using Stack and Cat with Dimension
The stack function serves the same role as append in lists. It concatenates the sequence of tensors along a new dimension. It doesn’t change the original vector space but instead adds a new index to the new tensor, so you retain the ability to get the original tensor you added to the list by indexing in the new dimension.
PyTorch AdamW and Adam with weight decay optimizers
Adam does not generalize as well as SGD with momentum when tested on a diverse set of deep learning tasks such as image classification, character-level language modeling, and constituency parsing. Adam lies in its dysfunctional implementation of weight decay.
How to assign num_workers to PyTorch DataLoader?
Choosing the best value for the num_workers argument depends on your hardware, characteristics of your training data (such as its size and shape), the cost of your transform function, and what other processing is happening on the CPU at the same time. A simple heuristic is to use the number of available CPU cores.
Differences between Learning Rate and Weight Decay Hyperparameters in Neural networks.
The amount of regularization must be balanced for each dataset and architecture. Recognition of this principle permits the general use of super-convergence. Reducing other forms of regularization and regularizing with very large learning rates makes training significantly more efficient.
Weight Decay parameter for SGD optimizer in PyTorch
L2 regularization is also referred to as weight decay. The reason for this name is that thinking about SGD and backpropagation, the negative gradient of the L2 regularization term with respect to a parameter w_i is – 2 * lambda * w_i, where lambda is the aforementioned hyperparameter, simply named weight decay in PyTorch.