tf.keras.optimizers.Adamax

Optimizer that implements the Adamax algorithm.

Inherits From: Optimizer

It is a variant of Adam based on the infinity norm. Default parameters follow those provided in the paper. Adamax is sometimes superior to adam, specially in models with embeddings.

Initialization:

m = 0  # Initialize initial 1st moment vector
v = 0  # Initialize the exponentially weighted infinity norm
t = 0  # Initialize timestep

The update rule for parameter w with gradient g is described at the end of section 7.1 of the paper:

t += 1
m = beta1 * m + (1 - beta) * g
v = max(beta2 * v, abs(g))
current_lr = learning_rate / (1 - beta1 ** t)
w = w - current_lr * m / (v + epsilon)

Similarly to Adam, the epsilon is added for numerical stability (especially to get rid of division by zero when v_t == 0).

In contrast to Adam, the sparse implementation of this algorithm (used when the gradient is an IndexedSlices object, typically because of tf.gather or an embedding lookup in the forward pass) only updates variable slices and corresponding m_t, v_t terms when that part of the variable was used in the forward pass. This means that the sparse behavior is contrast to the dense behavior (similar to some momentum implementations which ignore momentum unless a variable slice was actually used).

learning_rate A Tensor, floating point value, or a schedule that is a tf.keras.optimizers.schedules.LearningRateSchedule. The learning rate.
beta_1 A float value or a constant float tensor. The exponential decay rate for the 1st moment estimates.
beta_2 A float value or a constant float tensor. The exponential decay rate for the exponentially weighted infinity norm.
epsilon A small constant for numerical stability.
name Optional name for the operations created when applying gradients. Defaults to "Adamax".
**kwargs Keyword arguments. Allowed to be one of "clipnorm" or "clipvalue". "clipnorm" (float) clips gradients by norm; "clipvalue" (float) clips gradients by value.

Reference:

name A non-empty string. The name to use for accumulators created for the optimizer.
**kwargs keyword arguments. Allowed to be {clipnorm, clipvalue, lr, decay}. clipnorm is clip gradients by norm; clipvalue is clip gradients by value, decay is included for backward compatibility to allow time inverse decay of learning rate. lr is included for backward compatibility, recommended to use learning_rate instead.

ValueError If name is malformed.

iterations Variable. The number of training steps this Optimizer has run.
weights Returns variables of this Optimizer based on the order created.

Methods

add_slot

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Add a new slot variable for var.

add_weight

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apply_gradients

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Apply gradients to variables.

This is the second part of minimize(). It returns an Operation that applies gradients.

The method sums gradients from all replicas in the presence of tf.distribute.Strategy by default. You can aggregate gradients yourself by passing experimental_aggregate_gradients=False.

Example:

grads = tape.gradient(loss, vars)
grads = tf.distribute.get_replica_context().all_reduce('sum', grads)
# Processing aggregated gradients.
optimizer.apply_gradients(zip(grads, vars),
    experimental_aggregate_gradients=False)

Args
grads_and_vars List of (gradient, variable) pairs.
name Optional name for the returned operation. Default to the name passed to the Optimizer constructor.
experimental_aggregate_gradients Whether to sum gradients from different replicas in the presense of tf.distribute.Strategy. If False, it's user responsibility to aggregate the gradients. Default to True.

Returns
An Operation that applies the specified gradients. The iterations will be automatically increased by 1.

Raises
TypeError If grads_and_vars is malformed.
ValueError If none of the variables have gradients.

from_config

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Creates an optimizer from its config.

This method is the reverse of get_config, capable of instantiating the same optimizer from the config dictionary.

Arguments
config A Python dictionary, typically the output of get_config.
custom_objects A Python dictionary mapping names to additional Python objects used to create this optimizer, such as a function used for a hyperparameter.

Returns
An optimizer instance.

get_config

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Returns the config of the optimizer.

An optimizer config is a Python dictionary (serializable) containing the configuration of an optimizer. The same optimizer can be reinstantiated later (without any saved state) from this configuration.

Returns
Python dictionary.

get_gradients

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Returns gradients of loss with respect to params.

Arguments
loss Loss tensor.
params List of variables.

Returns
List of gradient tensors.

Raises
ValueError In case any gradient cannot be computed (e.g. if gradient function not implemented).