tf.keras.layers.Lambda

Class Lambda

Inherits From: Layer

Defined in tensorflow/python/keras/layers/core.py.

Wraps arbitrary expressions as a Layer object.

The Lambda layer exists so that arbitrary TensorFlow functions can be used when constructing Sequential and Functional API models. Lambda layers are best suited for simple operations or quick experimentation. For more advanced use cases, subclassing keras.layers.Layer is preferred. One reason for this is that when saving a Model, Lambda layers are saved by serializing the Python bytecode, whereas subclassed Layers are saved via overriding their get_config method and are thus more portable. Models that rely on subclassed Layers are also often easier to visualize and reason about.

Examples:

# add a x -> x^2 layer
model.add(Lambda(lambda x: x ** 2))
# add a layer that returns the concatenation
# of the positive part of the input and
# the opposite of the negative part

def antirectifier(x):
    x -= K.mean(x, axis=1, keepdims=True)
    x = K.l2_normalize(x, axis=1)
    pos = K.relu(x)
    neg = K.relu(-x)
    return K.concatenate([pos, neg], axis=1)

model.add(Lambda(antirectifier))

Variables can be created within a Lambda layer. Like with other layers, these variables will be created only once and reused if the Lambda layer is called on new inputs. If creating more than one variable in a given Lambda instance, be sure to use a different name for each variable. Note that calling sublayers from within a Lambda is not supported.

Example of variable creation:

def linear_transform(x):
  v1 = tf.Variable(1., name='multiplier')
  v2 = tf.Variable(0., name='bias')
  return x*v1 + v2

linear_layer = Lambda(linear_transform)
model.add(linear_layer)
model.add(keras.layers.Dense(10, activation='relu'))
model.add(linear_layer)  # Reuses existing Variables

Note that creating two instances of Lambda using the same function will not share Variables between the two instances. Each instance of Lambda will create and manage its own weights.

Arguments:

  • function: The function to be evaluated. Takes input tensor as first argument.
  • output_shape: Expected output shape from function. This argument can be inferred if not explicitly provided. Can be a tuple or function. If a tuple, it only specifies the first dimension onward; sample dimension is assumed either the same as the input: output_shape = (input_shape[0], ) + output_shape or, the input is None and the sample dimension is also None: output_shape = (None, ) + output_shape If a function, it specifies the entire shape as a function of the input shape: output_shape = f(input_shape)
  • mask: Either None (indicating no masking) or a callable with the same signature as the compute_mask layer method, or a tensor that will be returned as output mask regardless what the input is.
  • arguments: Optional dictionary of keyword arguments to be passed to the function. Input shape: Arbitrary. Use the keyword argument input_shape (tuple of integers, does not include the samples axis) when using this layer as the first layer in a model. Output shape: Specified by output_shape argument

__init__

__init__(
    function,
    output_shape=None,
    mask=None,
    arguments=None,
    **kwargs
)

Properties

activity_regularizer

Optional regularizer function for the output of this layer.

dtype

dynamic

input

Retrieves the input tensor(s) of a layer.

Only applicable if the layer has exactly one input, i.e. if it is connected to one incoming layer.

Returns:

Input tensor or list of input tensors.

Raises:

  • RuntimeError: If called in Eager mode.
  • AttributeError: If no inbound nodes are found.

input_mask

Retrieves the input mask tensor(s) of a layer.

Only applicable if the layer has exactly one inbound node, i.e. if it is connected to one incoming layer.

Returns:

Input mask tensor (potentially None) or list of input mask tensors.

Raises:

  • AttributeError: if the layer is connected to more than one incoming layers.

input_shape

Retrieves the input shape(s) of a layer.

Only applicable if the layer has exactly one input, i.e. if it is connected to one incoming layer, or if all inputs have the same shape.

Returns:

Input shape, as an integer shape tuple (or list of shape tuples, one tuple per input tensor).

Raises:

  • AttributeError: if the layer has no defined input_shape.
  • RuntimeError: if called in Eager mode.

input_spec

losses

Losses which are associated with this Layer.

Variable regularization tensors are created when this property is accessed, so it is eager safe: accessing losses under a tf.GradientTape will propagate gradients back to the corresponding variables.

Returns:

A list of tensors.

metrics

name

name_scope

Returns a tf.name_scope instance for this class.

non_trainable_variables

non_trainable_weights

output

Retrieves the output tensor(s) of a layer.

Only applicable if the layer has exactly one output, i.e. if it is connected to one incoming layer.

Returns:

Output tensor or list of output tensors.

Raises:

  • AttributeError: if the layer is connected to more than one incoming layers.
  • RuntimeError: if called in Eager mode.

output_mask

Retrieves the output mask tensor(s) of a layer.

Only applicable if the layer has exactly one inbound node, i.e. if it is connected to one incoming layer.

Returns:

Output mask tensor (potentially None) or list of output mask tensors.

Raises:

  • AttributeError: if the layer is connected to more than one incoming layers.

output_shape

Retrieves the output shape(s) of a layer.

Only applicable if the layer has one output, or if all outputs have the same shape.

Returns:

Output shape, as an integer shape tuple (or list of shape tuples, one tuple per output tensor).

Raises:

  • AttributeError: if the layer has no defined output shape.
  • RuntimeError: if called in Eager mode.

submodules

Sequence of all sub-modules.

Submodules are modules which are properties of this module, or found as properties of modules which are properties of this module (and so on).

a = tf.Module()
b = tf.Module()
c = tf.Module()
a.b = b
b.c = c
assert list(a.submodules) == [b, c]
assert list(b.submodules) == [c]
assert list(c.submodules) == []

Returns:

A sequence of all submodules.

trainable

trainable_variables

trainable_weights

updates

variables

Returns the list of all layer variables/weights.

Alias of self.weights.

Returns:

A list of variables.

weights

Returns the list of all layer variables/weights.

Returns:

A list of variables.

Methods

__call__

__call__(
    inputs,
    *args,
    **kwargs
)

Wraps call, applying pre- and post-processing steps.

Arguments:

  • inputs: input tensor(s).
  • *args: additional positional arguments to be passed to self.call.
  • **kwargs: additional keyword arguments to be passed to self.call.

Returns:

Output tensor(s).

Raises:

  • ValueError: if the layer's call method returns None (an invalid value).

__delattr__

__delattr__(name)

__setattr__

__setattr__(
    name,
    value
)

build

build(input_shape)

Creates the variables of the layer (optional, for subclass implementers).

This is a method that implementers of subclasses of Layer or Model can override if they need a state-creation step in-between layer instantiation and layer call.

This is typically used to create the weights of Layer subclasses.

Arguments:

  • input_shape: Instance of TensorShape, or list of instances of TensorShape if the layer expects a list of inputs (one instance per input).

compute_mask

compute_mask(
    inputs,
    mask=None
)

compute_output_shape

compute_output_shape(
    instance,
    input_shape
)

count_params

count_params()

Count the total number of scalars composing the weights.

Returns:

An integer count.

Raises:

  • ValueError: if the layer isn't yet built (in which case its weights aren't yet defined).

from_config

@classmethod
from_config(
    cls,
    config,
    custom_objects=None
)

get_config

get_config()

get_input_at

get_input_at(node_index)

Retrieves the input tensor(s) of a layer at a given node.

Arguments:

  • node_index: Integer, index of the node from which to retrieve the attribute. E.g. node_index=0 will correspond to the first time the layer was called.

Returns:

A tensor (or list of tensors if the layer has multiple inputs).

Raises:

  • RuntimeError: If called in Eager mode.

get_input_mask_at

get_input_mask_at(node_index)

Retrieves the input mask tensor(s) of a layer at a given node.

Arguments:

  • node_index: Integer, index of the node from which to retrieve the attribute. E.g. node_index=0 will correspond to the first time the layer was called.

Returns:

A mask tensor (or list of tensors if the layer has multiple inputs).

get_input_shape_at

get_input_shape_at(node_index)

Retrieves the input shape(s) of a layer at a given node.

Arguments:

  • node_index: Integer, index of the node from which to retrieve the attribute. E.g. node_index=0 will correspond to the first time the layer was called.

Returns:

A shape tuple (or list of shape tuples if the layer has multiple inputs).

Raises:

  • RuntimeError: If called in Eager mode.

get_losses_for

get_losses_for(inputs)

Retrieves losses relevant to a specific set of inputs.

Arguments:

  • inputs: Input tensor or list/tuple of input tensors.

Returns:

List of loss tensors of the layer that depend on inputs.

get_output_at

get_output_at(node_index)

Retrieves the output tensor(s) of a layer at a given node.

Arguments:

  • node_index: Integer, index of the node from which to retrieve the attribute. E.g. node_index=0 will correspond to the first time the layer was called.

Returns:

A tensor (or list of tensors if the layer has multiple outputs).

Raises:

  • RuntimeError: If called in Eager mode.

get_output_mask_at

get_output_mask_at(node_index)

Retrieves the output mask tensor(s) of a layer at a given node.

Arguments:

  • node_index: Integer, index of the node from which to retrieve the attribute. E.g. node_index=0 will correspond to the first time the layer was called.

Returns:

A mask tensor (or list of tensors if the layer has multiple outputs).

get_output_shape_at

get_output_shape_at(node_index)

Retrieves the output shape(s) of a layer at a given node.

Arguments:

  • node_index: Integer, index of the node from which to retrieve the attribute. E.g. node_index=0 will correspond to the first time the layer was called.

Returns:

A shape tuple (or list of shape tuples if the layer has multiple outputs).

Raises:

  • RuntimeError: If called in Eager mode.

get_updates_for

get_updates_for(inputs)

Retrieves updates relevant to a specific set of inputs.

Arguments:

  • inputs: Input tensor or list/tuple of input tensors.

Returns:

List of update ops of the layer that depend on inputs.

get_weights

get_weights()

Returns the current weights of the layer.

Returns:

Weights values as a list of numpy arrays.

set_weights

set_weights(weights)

Sets the weights of the layer, from Numpy arrays.

Arguments:

  • weights: a list of Numpy arrays. The number of arrays and their shape must match number of the dimensions of the weights of the layer (i.e. it should match the output of get_weights).

Raises:

  • ValueError: If the provided weights list does not match the layer's specifications.

with_name_scope

with_name_scope(
    cls,
    method
)

Decorator to automatically enter the module name scope.

class MyModule(tf.Module):
  @tf.Module.with_name_scope
  def __call__(self, x):
    if not hasattr(self, 'w'):
      self.w = tf.Variable(tf.random.normal([x.shape[1], 64]))
    return tf.matmul(x, self.w)

Using the above module would produce tf.Variables and tf.Tensors whose names included the module name:

mod = MyModule()
mod(tf.ones([8, 32]))
# ==> <tf.Tensor: ...>
mod.w
# ==> <tf.Variable ...'my_module/w:0'>

Args:

  • method: The method to wrap.

Returns:

The original method wrapped such that it enters the module's name scope.