Manages saving/restoring trackable values to disk.

Used in the notebooks

Used in the guide Used in the tutorials

TensorFlow objects may contain trackable state, such as tf.Variables, tf.keras.optimizers.Optimizer implementations, iterators, tf.keras.Layer implementations, or tf.keras.Model implementations. These are called trackable objects.

A Checkpoint object can be constructed to save either a single or group of trackable objects to a checkpoint file. It maintains a save_counter for numbering checkpoints.


model = tf.keras.Model(...)
checkpoint = tf.train.Checkpoint(model)

# Save a checkpoint to /tmp/training_checkpoints-{save_counter}. Every time
# is called, the save counter is increased.
save_path ='/tmp/training_checkpoints')

# Restore the checkpointed values to the `model` object.

Example 2:

import tensorflow as tf
import os

checkpoint_directory = "/tmp/training_checkpoints"
checkpoint_prefix = os.path.join(checkpoint_directory, "ckpt")

# Create a Checkpoint that will manage two objects with trackable state,
# one we name "optimizer" and the other we name "model".
checkpoint = tf.train.Checkpoint(optimizer=optimizer, model=model)
status = checkpoint.restore(tf.train.latest_checkpoint(checkpoint_directory))
for _ in range(num_training_steps):
  optimizer.minimize( ... )  # Variables will be restored on creation.