See the guide: Variables > Variable helper functions

Returns local variables.

Local variables - per process variables, usually not saved/restored to checkpoint and used for temporary or intermediate values. For example, they can be used as counters for metrics computation or number of epochs this machine has read data. The local_variable() automatically adds new variable to GraphKeys.LOCAL_VARIABLES. This convenience function returns the contents of that collection.

An alternative to local variables are global variables. See tf.global_variables


A list of local Variable objects.

Defined in tensorflow/python/ops/