tf.contrib.learn.BaseEstimator

class tf.contrib.learn.BaseEstimator

See the guide: Learn (contrib) > Estimators

Abstract BaseEstimator class to train and evaluate TensorFlow models.

Concrete implementation of this class should provide the following functions:

  • _get_train_ops
  • _get_eval_ops
  • _get_predict_ops

Estimator implemented below is a good example of how to use this class.

Properties

config

model_dir

Methods

__init__(model_dir=None, config=None)

Initializes a BaseEstimator instance.

Args:

  • model_dir: Directory to save model parameters, graph and etc. This can also be used to load checkpoints from the directory into a estimator to continue training a previously saved model.
  • config: A RunConfig instance.

evaluate(*args, **kwargs)

See Evaluable. (deprecated arguments)

SOME ARGUMENTS ARE DEPRECATED. They will be removed after 2016-12-01. Instructions for updating: Estimator is decoupled from Scikit Learn interface by moving into separate class SKCompat. Arguments x, y and batch_size are only available in the SKCompat class, Estimator will only accept input_fn. Example conversion: est = Estimator(...) -> est = SKCompat(Estimator(...))

Raises:

  • ValueError: If at least one of x or y is provided, and at least one of input_fn or feed_fn is provided. Or if metrics is not None or dict.

export(*args, **kwargs)

Exports inference graph into given dir. (deprecated arguments)

SOME ARGUMENTS ARE DEPRECATED. They will be removed after 2016-09-23. Instructions for updating: The signature of the input_fn accepted by export is changing to be consistent with what's used by tf.Learn Estimator's train/evaluate. input_fn (and in most cases, input_feature_key) will become required args, and use_deprecated_input_fn will default to False and be removed altogether.

Args:

  • export_dir: A string containing a directory to write the exported graph and checkpoints.
  • input_fn: If use_deprecated_input_fn is true, then a function that given Tensor of Example strings, parses it into features that are then passed to the model. Otherwise, a function that takes no argument and returns a tuple of (features, labels), where features is a dict of string key to Tensor and labels is a Tensor that's currently not used (and so can be None).
  • input_feature_key: Only used if use_deprecated_input_fn is false. String key into the features dict returned by input_fn that corresponds to a the raw Example strings Tensor that the exported model will take as input. Can only be None if you're using a custom signature_fn that does not use the first arg (examples).
  • use_deprecated_input_fn: Determines the signature format of input_fn.
  • signature_fn: Function that returns a default signature and a named signature map, given Tensor of Example strings, dict of Tensors for features and Tensor or dict of Tensors for predictions.
  • prediction_key: The key for a tensor in the predictions dict (output from the model_fn) to use as the predictions input to the signature_fn. Optional. If None, predictions will pass to signature_fn without filtering.
  • default_batch_size: Default batch size of the Example placeholder.
  • exports_to_keep: Number of exports to keep.

Returns:

The string path to the exported directory. NB: this functionality was added ca. 2016/09/25; clients that depend on the return value may need to handle the case where this function returns None because subclasses are not returning a value.

fit(*args, **kwargs)

See Trainable. (deprecated arguments)

SOME ARGUMENTS ARE DEPRECATED. They will be removed after 2016-12-01. Instructions for updating: Estimator is decoupled from Scikit Learn interface by moving into separate class SKCompat. Arguments x, y and batch_size are only available in the SKCompat class, Estimator will only accept input_fn. Example conversion: est = Estimator(...) -> est = SKCompat(Estimator(...))

Raises:

  • ValueError: If x or y are not None while input_fn is not None.
  • ValueError: If both steps and max_steps are not None.

get_params(deep=True)

Get parameters for this estimator.

Args:

  • deep: boolean, optional

    If True, will return the parameters for this estimator and contained subobjects that are estimators.

Returns:

params : mapping of string to any Parameter names mapped to their values.

get_variable_names()

Returns list of all variable names in this model.

Returns:

List of names.

get_variable_value(name)

Returns value of the variable given by name.

Args:

  • name: string, name of the tensor.

Returns:

Numpy array - value of the tensor.

partial_fit(*args, **kwargs)

Incremental fit on a batch of samples. (deprecated arguments)

SOME ARGUMENTS ARE DEPRECATED. They will be removed after 2016-12-01. Instructions for updating: Estimator is decoupled from Scikit Learn interface by moving into separate class SKCompat. Arguments x, y and batch_size are only available in the SKCompat class, Estimator will only accept input_fn. Example conversion: est = Estimator(...) -> est = SKCompat(Estimator(...))

This method is expected to be called several times consecutively on different or the same chunks of the dataset. This either can implement iterative training or out-of-core/online training.

This is especially useful when the whole dataset is too big to fit in memory at the same time. Or when model is taking long time to converge, and you want to split up training into subparts.

Args:

  • x: Matrix of shape [n_samples, n_features...]. Can be iterator that returns arrays of features. The training input samples for fitting the model. If set, input_fn must be None.
  • y: Vector or matrix [n_samples] or [n_samples, n_outputs]. Can be iterator that returns array of labels. The training label values (class labels in classification, real numbers in regression). If set, input_fn must be None.
  • input_fn: Input function. If set, x, y, and batch_size must be None.
  • steps: Number of steps for which to train model. If None, train forever.
  • batch_size: minibatch size to use on the input, defaults to first dimension of x. Must be None if input_fn is provided.
  • monitors: List of BaseMonitor subclass instances. Used for callbacks inside the training loop.

Returns:

self, for chaining.

Raises:

  • ValueError: If at least one of x and y is provided, and input_fn is provided.

predict(*args, **kwargs)

Returns predictions for given features. (deprecated arguments)

SOME ARGUMENTS ARE DEPRECATED. They will be removed after 2016-12-01. Instructions for updating: Estimator is decoupled from Scikit Learn interface by moving into separate class SKCompat. Arguments x, y and batch_size are only available in the SKCompat class, Estimator will only accept input_fn. Example conversion: est = Estimator(...) -> est = SKCompat(Estimator(...))

Args:

  • x: Matrix of shape [n_samples, n_features...]. Can be iterator that returns arrays of features. The training input samples for fitting the model. If set, input_fn must be None.
  • input_fn: Input function. If set, x and 'batch_size' must be None.
  • batch_size: Override default batch size. If set, 'input_fn' must be 'None'.
  • outputs: list of str, name of the output to predict. If None, returns all.
  • as_iterable: If True, return an iterable which keeps yielding predictions for each example until inputs are exhausted. Note: The inputs must terminate if you want the iterable to terminate (e.g. be sure to pass num_epochs=1 if you are using something like read_batch_features).

Returns:

A numpy array of predicted classes or regression values if the constructor's model_fn returns a Tensor for predictions or a dict of numpy arrays if model_fn returns a dict. Returns an iterable of predictions if as_iterable is True.

Raises:

  • ValueError: If x and input_fn are both provided or both None.

set_params(**params)

Set the parameters of this estimator.

The method works on simple estimators as well as on nested objects (such as pipelines). The former have parameters of the form <component>__<parameter> so that it's possible to update each component of a nested object.

Args:

**params: Parameters.

Returns:

self

Raises:

  • ValueError: If params contain invalid names.

Defined in tensorflow/contrib/learn/python/learn/estimators/estimator.py.