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tf.lite.TFLiteConverter

Converts a TensorFlow model into TensorFlow Lite model.

Used in the notebooks

Used in the guide Used in the tutorials

Example usage:

# Converting a SavedModel to a TensorFlow Lite model.
converter = tf.lite.TFLiteConverter.from_saved_model(saved_model_dir)
tflite_model = converter.convert()

# Converting a tf.Keras model to a TensorFlow Lite model.
converter = tf.lite.TFLiteConverter.from_keras_model(model)
tflite_model = converter.convert()

# Converting ConcreteFunctions to a TensorFlow Lite model.
converter = tf.lite.TFLiteConverter.from_concrete_functions([func])
tflite_model = converter.convert()

funcs List of TensorFlow ConcreteFunctions. The list should not contain duplicate elements.
trackable_obj tf.AutoTrackable object associated with funcs. A reference to this object needs to be maintained so that Variables do not get garbage collected since functions have a weak reference to Variables. This is only required when the tf.AutoTrackable object is not maintained by the user (e.g. from_saved_model).

optimizations Experimental flag, subject to change. Set of optimizations to apply. e.g {tf.lite.Optimize.DEFAULT}. (default None, must be None or a set of values of type tf.lite.Optimize)
representative_dataset A generator function used for integer quantization where each generated sample has the same order, type and shape as the inputs to the model. Usually, this is a small subset of a few hundred samples randomly chosen, in no particular order, from the training or evaluation dataset. This is an optional attribute, but required for full integer quantization, i.e, if tf.int8 is the only supported type in target_spec.supported_types. Refer to tf.lite.RepresentativeDataset. (default None)
target_spec Experimental flag, subject to change. Specifications of target device, including supported ops set, supported types and a set of user's defined TensorFlow operators required in the TensorFlow Lite runtime. Refer to tf.lite.TargetSpec.
inference_input_type Data type of the input layer. Note that integer types (tf.int8 and tf.uint8) are currently only supported for post training integer quantization and quantization aware training. (default tf.float32, must be in {tf.float32, tf.int8, tf.uint8})
inference_output_type Data type of the output layer. Note that integer types (tf.int8 and tf.uint8) are currently only supported for post training integer quantization and quantization aware training. (default tf.float32, must be in {tf.float32, tf.int8, tf.uint8})
allow_custom_ops Boolean indicating whether to allow custom operations. When False, any unknown operation is an error. When True, custom ops are created for any op that is unknown. The developer needs to provide these to the TensorFlow Lite runtime with a custom resolver. (default False)
experimental_new_converter Experimental flag, subject to change. Enables MLIR-based conversion instead of TOCO conversion. (default True)
experimental_new_quantizer Experimental flag, subject to change. Enables MLIR-based quantization conversion instead of Flatbuffer-based conversion. (default True)

Methods

convert

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Converts a TensorFlow GraphDef based on instance variables.

Returns
The converted data in serialized format.

Raises
ValueError No concrete functions is specified. Multiple concrete functions are specified. Input shape is not specified. Invalid quantization parameters.

from_concrete_functions

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Creates a TFLiteConverter object from ConcreteFunctions.

Args
funcs List of TensorFlow ConcreteFunctions. The list should not contain duplicate elements. Currently converter can only convert a single ConcreteFunction. Converting multiple functions is under development.

Returns
TFLiteConverter object.

Raises
Invalid input type.

from_keras_model

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Creates a TFLiteConverter object from a Keras model.

Args
model tf.Keras.Model

Returns
TFLiteConverter object.

from_saved_model

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Creates a TFLiteConverter object from a SavedModel directory.

Args
saved_model_dir SavedModel directory to convert.
signature_keys List of keys identifying SignatureDef containing inputs and outputs. Elements should not be duplicated. By default the signatures attribute of the MetaGraphdef is used. (default saved_model.signatures)
tags Set of tags identifying the MetaGraphDef within the SavedModel to analyze. All tags in the tag set must be present. (default {tf.saved_model.SERVING} or {'serve'})

Returns
TFLiteConverter object.

Raises
Invalid signature keys.