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Computes the crossentropy metric between the labels and predictions.

Use this crossentropy metric when there are two or more label classes. We expect labels to be provided as integers. If you want to provide labels using one-hot representation, please use CategoricalCrossentropy metric. There should be # classes floating point values per feature for y_pred and a single floating point value per feature for y_true.

In the snippet below, there is a single floating point value per example for y_true and # classes floating pointing values per example for y_pred. The shape of y_true is [batch_size] and the shape of y_pred is [batch_size, num_classes].


m = tf.keras.metrics.SparseCategoricalCrossentropy()
  [1, 2],
  [[0.05, 0.95, 0], [0.1, 0.8, 0.1]])

# y_true = one_hot(y_true) = [[0, 1, 0], [0, 0, 1]]
# logits = log(y_pred)
# softmax = exp(logits) / sum(exp(logits), axis=-1)
# softmax = [[0.05, 0.95, EPSILON], [0.1, 0.8, 0.1]]

# xent = -sum(y * log(softmax), 1)
# log(softmax) = [[-2.9957, -0.0513, -16.1181], [-2.3026, -0.2231, -2.3026]]
# y_true * log(softmax) = [[0, -0.0513, 0], [0, 0, -2.3026]]

# xent = [0.0513, 2.3026]
# Reduced xent = (0.0513 + 2.3026) / 2

print('Final result: ', m.result().numpy())  # Final result: 1.176

Usage with tf.keras API:

model = tf.keras.Model(inputs, outputs)

name (Optional) string name of the metric instance.
dtype (Optional) data type of the metric result.
from_logits (Optional ) Whether y_pred is expected to be a logits tensor. By default, we assume that y_pred encodes a probability distribution.
axis (Optional) Defaults to -1. The dimension along which the metric is computed.

fn The metric function to wrap, with signature fn(y_true, y_pred, **kwargs).
name (Optional) string name of the metric instance.
dtype (Optional) data type of the metric result.
**kwargs The keyword arguments that are passed on to fn.



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Resets all of the metric state variables.

This function is called between epochs/steps, when a metric is evaluated during training.


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Computes and returns the metric value tensor.

Result computation is an idempotent operation that simply calculates the metric value using the state variables.


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Accumulates metric statistics.

y_true and y_pred should have the same shape.

y_true The ground truth values.
y_pred The predicted values.
sample_weight Optional weighting of each example. Defaults to 1. Can be a Tensor whose rank is either 0, or the same rank as y_true, and must be broadcastable to y_true.

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