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Evaluates the model at the given checkpoint path.

During a single evaluation, the eval_ops is run until the session is interrupted or requested to finish. This is typically requested via a which results in eval_ops running the requested number of times.

Optionally, a user can pass in final_ops, a single Tensor, a list of Tensors or a dictionary from names to Tensors. The final_ops is evaluated a single time after eval_ops has finished running and the fetched values of final_ops are returned. If final_ops is left as None, then None is returned.

One may also consider using a to record summaries after the eval_ops have run. If eval_ops is None, the summaries run immediately after the model checkpoint has been restored.

Note that evaluate_once creates a local variable used to track the number of evaluations run via Consequently, if a custom local init op is provided via a scaffold, the caller should ensure that the local init op also initializes the eval step.


  • checkpoint_path: The path to a checkpoint to use for evaluation.
  • master: The BNS address of the TensorFlow master.
  • scaffold: An tf.compat.v1.train.Scaffold instance for initializing variables and restoring variables. Note that scaffold.init_fn is used by the function to restore the checkpoint. If you supply a custom init_fn, then it must also take care of restoring the model from its checkpoint.
  • eval_ops: A single Tensor, a list of Tensors or a dictionary of names to Tensors, which is run until the session is requested to stop, commonly done by a
  • feed_dict: The feed dictionary to use when executing the eval_ops.
  • final_ops: A single Tensor, a list of Tensors or a dictionary of names to Tensors.
  • final_ops_feed_dict: A feed dictionary to use when evaluating final_ops.
  • hooks: List of tf.estimator.SessionRunHook callbacks which are run inside the evaluation loop.
  • config: An instance of tf.compat.v1.ConfigProto that will be used to configure the Session. If left as None, the default will be used.


The fetched values of final_ops or None if final_ops is None.