Defined in tensorflow/python/ops/ragged/

Constructs a constant RaggedTensor from a nested Python list.


>>> ragged.constant([[1, 2], [3], [4, 5, 6]]).eval()
RaggedTensorValue(values=[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6], splits=[0, 2, 3, 6])

All scalar values in pylist must have the same nesting depth K, and the returned RaggedTensor will have rank K. If pylist contains no scalar values, then K is one greater than the maximum depth of empty lists in pylist. All scalar values in pylist must be compatible with dtype.


  • pylist: A nested list or tuple. Any nested element that is not a list or tuple must be a scalar value compatible with dtype.
  • dtype: The type of elements for the returned RaggedTensor. If not specified, then a default is chosen based on the scalar values in pylist.
  • ragged_rank: An integer specifying the ragged rank of the returned RaggedTensor. Must be nonnegative and less than K. Defaults to max(0, K - 1) if inner_shape is not specified. Defaults to `max(0, K
    • 1 - len(inner_shape))ifinner_shape` is specified.
  • inner_shape: A tuple of integers specifying the shape for individual inner values in the returned RaggedTensor. Defaults to () if ragged_rank is not specified. If ragged_rank is specified, then a default is chosen based on the contents of pylist.
  • name: A name prefix for the returned tensor (optional).


A potentially ragged tensor with rank K and the specified ragged_rank, containing the values from pylist.


  • ValueError: If the scalar values in pylist have inconsistent nesting depth; or if ragged_rank or inner_shape are incompatible with pylist.