Defined in tensorflow/python/ops/

See the guide: Variables > Variable helper functions

Adds ops to list the names of uninitialized variables.

When run, it returns a 1-D tensor containing the names of uninitialized variables if there are any, or an empty array if there are none.


  • var_list: List of Variable objects to check. Defaults to the value of global_variables() + local_variables()
  • name: Optional name of the Operation.


A 1-D tensor containing names of the uninitialized variables, or an empty 1-D tensor if there are no variables or no uninitialized variables.

NOTE The output of this function should be used. If it is not, a warning will be logged. To mark the output as used, call its .mark_used() method.