# tf.norm

### Aliases:

• tf.linalg.norm
• tf.norm
tf.norm(
tensor,
ord='euclidean',
axis=None,
keepdims=None,
name=None,
keep_dims=None
)

Defined in tensorflow/python/ops/linalg_ops.py.

See the guide: Math > Matrix Math Functions

Computes the norm of vectors, matrices, and tensors. (deprecated arguments)

SOME ARGUMENTS ARE DEPRECATED. They will be removed in a future version. Instructions for updating: keep_dims is deprecated, use keepdims instead

This function can compute several different vector norms (the 1-norm, the Euclidean or 2-norm, the inf-norm, and in general the p-norm for p > 0) and matrix norms (Frobenius, 1-norm, and inf-norm).

#### Args:

• tensor: Tensor of types float32, float64, complex64, complex128
• ord: Order of the norm. Supported values are 'fro', 'euclidean', 1, 2, np.inf and any positive real number yielding the corresponding p-norm. Default is 'euclidean' which is equivalent to Frobenius norm if tensor is a matrix and equivalent to 2-norm for vectors. Some restrictions apply: a) The Frobenius norm fro is not defined for vectors, b) If axis is a 2-tuple (matrix norm), only 'euclidean', 'fro', 1, np.inf are supported. See the description of axis on how to compute norms for a batch of vectors or matrices stored in a tensor.
• axis: If axis is None (the default), the input is considered a vector and a single vector norm is computed over the entire set of values in the tensor, i.e. norm(tensor, ord=ord) is equivalent to norm(reshape(tensor, [-1]), ord=ord). If axis is a Python integer, the input is considered a batch of vectors, and axis determines the axis in tensor over which to compute vector norms. If axis is a 2-tuple of Python integers it is considered a batch of matrices and axis determines the axes in tensor over which to compute a matrix norm. Negative indices are supported. Example: If you are passing a tensor that can be either a matrix or a batch of matrices at runtime, pass axis=[-2,-1] instead of axis=None to make sure that matrix norms are computed.
• keepdims: If True, the axis indicated in axis are kept with size 1. Otherwise, the dimensions in axis are removed from the output shape.
• name: The name of the op.
• keep_dims: Deprecated alias for keepdims.

#### Returns:

• output: A Tensor of the same type as tensor, containing the vector or matrix norms. If keepdims is True then the rank of output is equal to the rank of tensor. Otherwise, if axis is none the output is a scalar, if axis is an integer, the rank of output is one less than the rank of tensor, if axis is a 2-tuple the rank of output is two less than the rank of tensor.

#### Raises:

• ValueError: If ord or axis is invalid.

#### Numpy Compatibility

Mostly equivalent to numpy.linalg.norm. Not supported: ord <= 0, 2-norm for matrices, nuclear norm. Other differences: a) If axis is None, treats the flattened tensor as a vector regardless of rank. b) Explicitly supports 'euclidean' norm as the default, including for higher order tensors.