TensorFlow 2 quickstart for experts

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Download and install TensorFlow 2. Import TensorFlow into your program:

Import TensorFlow into your program:

import tensorflow as tf

from tensorflow.keras.layers import Dense, Flatten, Conv2D
from tensorflow.keras import Model

Load and prepare the MNIST dataset.

mnist = tf.keras.datasets.mnist

(x_train, y_train), (x_test, y_test) = mnist.load_data()
x_train, x_test = x_train / 255.0, x_test / 255.0

# Add a channels dimension
x_train = x_train[..., tf.newaxis].astype("float32")
x_test = x_test[..., tf.newaxis].astype("float32")

Use tf.data to batch and shuffle the dataset:

train_ds = tf.data.Dataset.from_tensor_slices(
    (x_train, y_train)).shuffle(10000).batch(32)

test_ds = tf.data.Dataset.from_tensor_slices((x_test, y_test)).batch(32)

Build the tf.keras model using the Keras model subclassing API:

class MyModel(Model):
  def __init__(self):
    super(MyModel, self).__init__()
    self.conv1 = Conv2D(32, 3, activation='relu')
    self.flatten = Flatten()
    self.d1 = Dense(128, activation='relu')
    self.d2 = Dense(10)

  def call(self, x):
    x = self.conv1(x)
    x = self.flatten(x)
    x = self.d1(x)
    return self.d2(x)

# Create an instance of the model
model = MyModel()

Choose an optimizer and loss function for training:

loss_object = tf.keras.losses.SparseCategoricalCrossentropy(from_logits=True)

optimizer = tf.keras.optimizers.Adam()

Select metrics to measure the loss and the accuracy of the model. These metrics accumulate the values over epochs and then print the overall result.

train_loss = tf.keras.metrics.Mean(name='train_loss')
train_accuracy = tf.keras.metrics.SparseCategoricalAccuracy(name='train_accuracy')

test_loss = tf.keras.metrics.Mean(name='test_loss')
test_accuracy = tf.keras.metrics.SparseCategoricalAccuracy(name='test_accuracy')

Use tf.GradientTape to train the model:

def train_step(images, labels):
  with tf.GradientTape() as tape:
    # training=True is only needed if there are layers with different
    # behavior during training versus inference (e.g. Dropout).
    predictions = model(images, training=True)
    loss = loss_object(labels, predictions)
  gradients = tape.gradient(loss, model.trainable_variables)
  optimizer.apply_gradients(zip(gradients, model.trainable_variables))

  train_accuracy(labels, predictions)

Test the model:

def test_step(images, labels):
  # training=False is only needed if there are layers with different
  # behavior during training versus inference (e.g. Dropout).
  predictions = model(images, training=False)
  t_loss = loss_object(labels, predictions)

  test_accuracy(labels, predictions)

for epoch in range(EPOCHS):
  # Reset the metrics at the start of the next epoch

  for images, labels in train_ds:
    train_step(images, labels)

  for test_images, test_labels in test_ds:
    test_step(test_images, test_labels)

  template = 'Epoch {}, Loss: {}, Accuracy: {}, Test Loss: {}, Test Accuracy: {}'
  print(template.format(epoch + 1,
                        train_accuracy.result() * 100,
                        test_accuracy.result() * 100))
Epoch 1, Loss: 0.14388863742351532, Accuracy: 95.74333190917969, Test Loss: 0.0690033882856369, Test Accuracy: 97.70999908447266
Epoch 2, Loss: 0.04566684737801552, Accuracy: 98.61833190917969, Test Loss: 0.05786042660474777, Test Accuracy: 98.23999786376953
Epoch 3, Loss: 0.023706816136837006, Accuracy: 99.24666595458984, Test Loss: 0.05713650584220886, Test Accuracy: 98.12999725341797
Epoch 4, Loss: 0.014519335702061653, Accuracy: 99.51333618164062, Test Loss: 0.06252793222665787, Test Accuracy: 98.27999877929688
Epoch 5, Loss: 0.010259022936224937, Accuracy: 99.64666748046875, Test Loss: 0.06916626542806625, Test Accuracy: 98.20999908447266

The image classifier is now trained to ~98% accuracy on this dataset. To learn more, read the TensorFlow tutorials.