SDK ML Classification API

This module contains functions to compute and display classification KPIs

metavision_ml.classification.utils_metrics.calculate_time_to_prediction(pred_seq, label_seq, delta_t=10000)

calculate KPI: time to 1st correct prediction & draw histogram of the time to prediction statistics

Parameters
  • pred_seq (list) – list of prediction tensors for each data sample

  • labels_all (list) – list of label tensors for each data sample

  • delta_t (int) – time interval of data sample

metavision_ml.classification.utils_metrics.evaluate_preds_seq(preds_seq, labels_seq, res_per_recording, hparams, latency_seq)

Inspect the test result by plotting the recording image together with prediction sequence

Parameters
  • preds_seq (list) – nested list of prediction sequences

  • labels_seq (list) – nested list of labeling sequences

  • res_per_recording (defaultdict) – defaultdict of time stamp, prediction and label vectors per HDF5 file

  • hparams (dict) – hyperparameters

  • latency_seq – list of time to prediction for each data sample

metavision_ml.classification.utils_metrics.get_1st_nonzeros(tensor)

Get the 1st nonzero item along the last axis of the tensor If tensor only contains zeros, get the last item index :param tensor: input tensor :type tensor: torch.Tensor

metavision_ml.classification.utils_metrics.plot_cm(preds_all, labels_all, labels)

Plot confusion metrics & error map by masking the diagonal values

Parameters
  • preds_all (torch.Tensor) – predictions

  • labels_all (torch.Tensor) – GT

  • labels (list) – list of all class labels

metavision_ml.classification.utils_metrics.plot_precision_recall_curve(preds_all, labels_all, labels)

plot the PR-curve

Parameters
  • preds_all (torch.Tensor) – predictions

  • labels_all (torch.Tensor) – GT

  • labels (list) – list of all class labels

metavision_ml.classification.utils_metrics.plot_roc(preds_all, labels_all, labels)

plot roc curve with auc_roc score

Parameters
  • preds_all (torch.Tensor) – predictions

  • labels_all (torch.Tensor) – GT

  • labels (list) – list of all class labels

metavision_ml.classification.utils_metrics.unpack_metrics_dict(metrics_per_category, label)

Unpack the dense metrics

Parameters
  • metrics_per_category (dict) – the torchmetrics result calculated per category

  • label (list) – list of class labels

This data module is a wrapper around SequentialDataLoader for the classification module.

class metavision_ml.classification.data_module.ClassificationDataModule(*args: Any, **kwargs: Any)

Data Module for classification Applies some data augmentation on top.

test_dataloader()

Implement one or multiple PyTorch DataLoaders for testing.

The dataloader you return will not be reloaded unless you set :paramref:`~pytorch_lightning.trainer.Trainer.reload_dataloaders_every_n_epochs` to a postive integer.

For data processing use the following pattern:

  • download in prepare_data()

  • process and split in setup()

However, the above are only necessary for distributed processing.

Warning

do not assign state in prepare_data

Note

Lightning adds the correct sampler for distributed and arbitrary hardware. There is no need to set it yourself.

Returns

A torch.utils.data.DataLoader or a sequence of them specifying testing samples.

Example:

def test_dataloader(self):
    transform = transforms.Compose([transforms.ToTensor(),
                                    transforms.Normalize((0.5,), (1.0,))])
    dataset = MNIST(root='/path/to/mnist/', train=False, transform=transform,
                    download=True)
    loader = torch.utils.data.DataLoader(
        dataset=dataset,
        batch_size=self.batch_size,
        shuffle=False
    )

    return loader

# can also return multiple dataloaders
def test_dataloader(self):
    return [loader_a, loader_b, ..., loader_n]

Note

If you don’t need a test dataset and a test_step(), you don’t need to implement this method.

Note

In the case where you return multiple test dataloaders, the test_step() will have an argument dataloader_idx which matches the order here.

train_dataloader()

Implement one or more PyTorch DataLoaders for training.

Returns

A collection of torch.utils.data.DataLoader specifying training samples. In the case of multiple dataloaders, please see this page.

The dataloader you return will not be reloaded unless you set :paramref:`~pytorch_lightning.trainer.Trainer.reload_dataloaders_every_n_epochs` to a positive integer.

For data processing use the following pattern:

  • download in prepare_data()

  • process and split in setup()

However, the above are only necessary for distributed processing.

Warning

do not assign state in prepare_data

Note

Lightning adds the correct sampler for distributed and arbitrary hardware. There is no need to set it yourself.

Example:

# single dataloader
def train_dataloader(self):
    transform = transforms.Compose([transforms.ToTensor(),
                                    transforms.Normalize((0.5,), (1.0,))])
    dataset = MNIST(root='/path/to/mnist/', train=True, transform=transform,
                    download=True)
    loader = torch.utils.data.DataLoader(
        dataset=dataset,
        batch_size=self.batch_size,
        shuffle=True
    )
    return loader

# multiple dataloaders, return as list
def train_dataloader(self):
    mnist = MNIST(...)
    cifar = CIFAR(...)
    mnist_loader = torch.utils.data.DataLoader(
        dataset=mnist, batch_size=self.batch_size, shuffle=True
    )
    cifar_loader = torch.utils.data.DataLoader(
        dataset=cifar, batch_size=self.batch_size, shuffle=True
    )
    # each batch will be a list of tensors: [batch_mnist, batch_cifar]
    return [mnist_loader, cifar_loader]

# multiple dataloader, return as dict
def train_dataloader(self):
    mnist = MNIST(...)
    cifar = CIFAR(...)
    mnist_loader = torch.utils.data.DataLoader(
        dataset=mnist, batch_size=self.batch_size, shuffle=True
    )
    cifar_loader = torch.utils.data.DataLoader(
        dataset=cifar, batch_size=self.batch_size, shuffle=True
    )
    # each batch will be a dict of tensors: {'mnist': batch_mnist, 'cifar': batch_cifar}
    return {'mnist': mnist_loader, 'cifar': cifar_loader}
transfer_batch_to_device(batch, device, dataloader_idx)

Override this hook if your DataLoader returns tensors wrapped in a custom data structure.

The data types listed below (and any arbitrary nesting of them) are supported out of the box:

  • torch.Tensor or anything that implements .to(…)

  • list

  • dict

  • tuple

  • torchtext.data.batch.Batch

For anything else, you need to define how the data is moved to the target device (CPU, GPU, TPU, …).

Note

This hook should only transfer the data and not modify it, nor should it move the data to any other device than the one passed in as argument (unless you know what you are doing). To check the current state of execution of this hook you can use self.trainer.training/testing/validating/predicting so that you can add different logic as per your requirement.

Note

This hook only runs on single GPU training and DDP (no data-parallel). Data-Parallel support will come in near future.

Parameters
  • batch – A batch of data that needs to be transferred to a new device.

  • device – The target device as defined in PyTorch.

  • dataloader_idx – The index of the dataloader to which the batch belongs.

Returns

A reference to the data on the new device.

Example:

def transfer_batch_to_device(self, batch, device, dataloader_idx):
    if isinstance(batch, CustomBatch):
        # move all tensors in your custom data structure to the device
        batch.samples = batch.samples.to(device)
        batch.targets = batch.targets.to(device)
    elif dataloader_idx == 0:
        # skip device transfer for the first dataloader or anything you wish
        pass
    else:
        batch = super().transfer_batch_to_device(data, device)
    return batch
Raises

MisconfigurationException – If using data-parallel, Trainer(strategy='dp').

See also

  • move_data_to_device()

  • apply_to_collection()

val_dataloader()

Implement one or multiple PyTorch DataLoaders for validation.

The dataloader you return will not be reloaded unless you set :paramref:`~pytorch_lightning.trainer.Trainer.reload_dataloaders_every_n_epochs` to a positive integer.

It’s recommended that all data downloads and preparation happen in prepare_data().

Note

Lightning adds the correct sampler for distributed and arbitrary hardware There is no need to set it yourself.

Returns

A torch.utils.data.DataLoader or a sequence of them specifying validation samples.

Examples:

def val_dataloader(self):
    transform = transforms.Compose([transforms.ToTensor(),
                                    transforms.Normalize((0.5,), (1.0,))])
    dataset = MNIST(root='/path/to/mnist/', train=False,
                    transform=transform, download=True)
    loader = torch.utils.data.DataLoader(
        dataset=dataset,
        batch_size=self.batch_size,
        shuffle=False
    )

    return loader

# can also return multiple dataloaders
def val_dataloader(self):
    return [loader_a, loader_b, ..., loader_n]

Note

If you don’t need a validation dataset and a validation_step(), you don’t need to implement this method.

Note

In the case where you return multiple validation dataloaders, the validation_step() will have an argument dataloader_idx which matches the order here.

metavision_ml.classification.data_module.load_classes(metadata, batch_start_time, duration, tensor, **kwargs)

Function to fetch boxes and preprocess them. Should be passed to a SequentialDataLoader.

Examples

>>> from functools import partial
>>> n_classes = 21
>>> class_lookup = np.arange(n_classes)  # each class is mapped to itself
>>> load_boxes_function = partial(load_boxes, class_lookup=class_lookup)
Parameters
  • metadata (object) – Record details.

  • batch_start_time (int) – (us) Where to seek in the file to load corresponding bounding boxes

  • duration (int) – (us) How long to load events from bounding box file

  • tensor (np.ndarray) – Current preprocessed input, can be used for data dependent preprocessing, for instance remove boxes without any features in them.

  • class_lookup (np.array) – Look up array for class indices.

  • labelling_delta_t (int) – Indicates the period of labelling in order to only consider time bins with actual labels when computing the loss.

Returns

List of structured array of dtype EventBbox corresponding to each time bins. frame_is_labeled (np.ndarray): This boolean mask array of length num_tbins indicates whether the frame contains a label. It is used to differentiate between time bins that actually contain an empty label (for instance no bounding boxes) from time bins that weren’t labeled due to cost constraints. The latter time bins shouldn’t contribute to supervised losses used during training.

Return type

labels (List[np.ndarray])

Models for classification

class metavision_ml.classification.models.ConvRNNClassifier(cin=1, base=16, cout=256, num_classes=2)

ConvRNN Classifier

Feed-Forward + RNN light model

Parameters
  • cin (int) – aaa

  • base (int) – bbb

  • cout (int) – ccc

  • num_classes (int) – ddd

Initializes internal Module state, shared by both nn.Module and ScriptModule.

forward(x)

Defines the computation performed at every call.

Should be overridden by all subclasses.

Note

Although the recipe for forward pass needs to be defined within this function, one should call the Module instance afterwards instead of this since the former takes care of running the registered hooks while the latter silently ignores them.

class metavision_ml.classification.models.LeNetClassifier(cin=1, base=6, cout=256, num_classes=2)

LeNet RNN

Initializes internal Module state, shared by both nn.Module and ScriptModule.

forward(x)

Defines the computation performed at every call.

Should be overridden by all subclasses.

Note

Although the recipe for forward pass needs to be defined within this function, one should call the Module instance afterwards instead of this since the former takes care of running the registered hooks while the latter silently ignores them.

class metavision_ml.classification.models.Mobilenetv2Classifier(cin=2, width_mul=1.0, num_classes=2, round_nearest=8, **kwargs)

Mobilenetv2

Modified Feed-Forward architecture

Initializes internal Module state, shared by both nn.Module and ScriptModule.

forward(x)

Defines the computation performed at every call.

Should be overridden by all subclasses.

Note

Although the recipe for forward pass needs to be defined within this function, one should call the Module instance afterwards instead of this since the former takes care of running the registered hooks while the latter silently ignores them.

class metavision_ml.classification.models.SqueezenetClassifier(cin=2, num_classes=2, **kwargs)

Mobilenetv2

Modified Feed-Forward architecture

Initializes internal Module state, shared by both nn.Module and ScriptModule.

forward(x)

Defines the computation performed at every call.

Should be overridden by all subclasses.

Note

Although the recipe for forward pass needs to be defined within this function, one should call the Module instance afterwards instead of this since the former takes care of running the registered hooks while the latter silently ignores them.

Pytorch Lightning Module for training a classifier

class metavision_ml.classification.lightning_model.ClassificationModel(hparams: argparse.Namespace)

Pytorch Lightning model for neural network to predict class of scene.

Parameters

hparams (argparse.Namespace) – argparse from train.py application

configure_optimizers()

Choose what optimizers and learning-rate schedulers to use in your optimization. Normally you’d need one. But in the case of GANs or similar you might have multiple.

Returns

Any of these 6 options.

  • Single optimizer.

  • List or Tuple of optimizers.

  • Two lists - The first list has multiple optimizers, and the second has multiple LR schedulers (or multiple lr_scheduler_config).

  • Dictionary, with an "optimizer" key, and (optionally) a "lr_scheduler" key whose value is a single LR scheduler or lr_scheduler_config.

  • Tuple of dictionaries as described above, with an optional "frequency" key.

  • None - Fit will run without any optimizer.

The lr_scheduler_config is a dictionary which contains the scheduler and its associated configuration. The default configuration is shown below.

lr_scheduler_config = {
    # REQUIRED: The scheduler instance
    "scheduler": lr_scheduler,
    # The unit of the scheduler's step size, could also be 'step'.
    # 'epoch' updates the scheduler on epoch end whereas 'step'
    # updates it after a optimizer update.
    "interval": "epoch",
    # How many epochs/steps should pass between calls to
    # `scheduler.step()`. 1 corresponds to updating the learning
    # rate after every epoch/step.
    "frequency": 1,
    # Metric to to monitor for schedulers like `ReduceLROnPlateau`
    "monitor": "val_loss",
    # If set to `True`, will enforce that the value specified 'monitor'
    # is available when the scheduler is updated, thus stopping
    # training if not found. If set to `False`, it will only produce a warning
    "strict": True,
    # If using the `LearningRateMonitor` callback to monitor the
    # learning rate progress, this keyword can be used to specify
    # a custom logged name
    "name": None,
}

When there are schedulers in which the .step() method is conditioned on a value, such as the torch.optim.lr_scheduler.ReduceLROnPlateau scheduler, Lightning requires that the lr_scheduler_config contains the keyword "monitor" set to the metric name that the scheduler should be conditioned on.

Metrics can be made available to monitor by simply logging it using self.log('metric_to_track', metric_val) in your LightningModule.

Note

The frequency value specified in a dict along with the optimizer key is an int corresponding to the number of sequential batches optimized with the specific optimizer. It should be given to none or to all of the optimizers. There is a difference between passing multiple optimizers in a list, and passing multiple optimizers in dictionaries with a frequency of 1:

  • In the former case, all optimizers will operate on the given batch in each optimization step.

  • In the latter, only one optimizer will operate on the given batch at every step.

This is different from the frequency value specified in the lr_scheduler_config mentioned above.

def configure_optimizers(self):
    optimizer_one = torch.optim.SGD(self.model.parameters(), lr=0.01)
    optimizer_two = torch.optim.SGD(self.model.parameters(), lr=0.01)
    return [
        {"optimizer": optimizer_one, "frequency": 5},
        {"optimizer": optimizer_two, "frequency": 10},
    ]

In this example, the first optimizer will be used for the first 5 steps, the second optimizer for the next 10 steps and that cycle will continue. If an LR scheduler is specified for an optimizer using the lr_scheduler key in the above dict, the scheduler will only be updated when its optimizer is being used.

Examples:

# most cases. no learning rate scheduler
def configure_optimizers(self):
    return Adam(self.parameters(), lr=1e-3)

# multiple optimizer case (e.g.: GAN)
def configure_optimizers(self):
    gen_opt = Adam(self.model_gen.parameters(), lr=0.01)
    dis_opt = Adam(self.model_dis.parameters(), lr=0.02)
    return gen_opt, dis_opt

# example with learning rate schedulers
def configure_optimizers(self):
    gen_opt = Adam(self.model_gen.parameters(), lr=0.01)
    dis_opt = Adam(self.model_dis.parameters(), lr=0.02)
    dis_sch = CosineAnnealing(dis_opt, T_max=10)
    return [gen_opt, dis_opt], [dis_sch]

# example with step-based learning rate schedulers
# each optimizer has its own scheduler
def configure_optimizers(self):
    gen_opt = Adam(self.model_gen.parameters(), lr=0.01)
    dis_opt = Adam(self.model_dis.parameters(), lr=0.02)
    gen_sch = {
        'scheduler': ExponentialLR(gen_opt, 0.99),
        'interval': 'step'  # called after each training step
    }
    dis_sch = CosineAnnealing(dis_opt, T_max=10) # called every epoch
    return [gen_opt, dis_opt], [gen_sch, dis_sch]

# example with optimizer frequencies
# see training procedure in `Improved Training of Wasserstein GANs`, Algorithm 1
# https://arxiv.org/abs/1704.00028
def configure_optimizers(self):
    gen_opt = Adam(self.model_gen.parameters(), lr=0.01)
    dis_opt = Adam(self.model_dis.parameters(), lr=0.02)
    n_critic = 5
    return (
        {'optimizer': dis_opt, 'frequency': n_critic},
        {'optimizer': gen_opt, 'frequency': 1}
    )

Note

Some things to know:

  • Lightning calls .backward() and .step() on each optimizer and learning rate scheduler as needed.

  • If you use 16-bit precision (precision=16), Lightning will automatically handle the optimizers.

  • If you use multiple optimizers, training_step() will have an additional optimizer_idx parameter.

  • If you use torch.optim.LBFGS, Lightning handles the closure function automatically for you.

  • If you use multiple optimizers, gradients will be calculated only for the parameters of current optimizer at each training step.

  • If you need to control how often those optimizers step or override the default .step() schedule, override the optimizer_step() hook.

demo_video(test_data, epoch=0, num_batches=100, show_video=False, show_pred=True, fps=30)

This runs our classifier on several videos of the test dataset

Parameters
  • test_data (object) – Dataloader

  • epoch (int, optional) – Index of the epoch. Used to name the video

  • num_batches (int, optional) – Number of batches used to create the video

  • show_video (boolean, optional) – Whether to display the demo

  • show_pred (boolean, optional) – Whether to show the prediction results as well. Set it to “False” to only inspect the input data

  • fps (int, optional) – Video output frame rate

forward(batch)

Same as torch.nn.Module.forward().

Parameters
  • *args – Whatever you decide to pass into the forward method.

  • **kwargs – Keyword arguments are also possible.

Returns

Your model’s output

load_pretrained(checkpoint_path)

Loads a pretrained detector (of this class) and transfer the weights to this module for fine-tuning.

In addition, it may remap the old classification weights if some overlap exists between old and new list of classes.

Parameters

checkpoint_path (str) – path to checkpoint of pretrained detector.

test_epoch_end(outputs)

Called at the end of a test epoch with the output of all test steps.

# the pseudocode for these calls
test_outs = []
for test_batch in test_data:
    out = test_step(test_batch)
    test_outs.append(out)
test_epoch_end(test_outs)
Parameters

outputs – List of outputs you defined in test_step_end(), or if there are multiple dataloaders, a list containing a list of outputs for each dataloader

Returns

None

Note

If you didn’t define a test_step(), this won’t be called.

Examples

With a single dataloader:

def test_epoch_end(self, outputs):
    # do something with the outputs of all test batches
    all_test_preds = test_step_outputs.predictions

    some_result = calc_all_results(all_test_preds)
    self.log(some_result)

With multiple dataloaders, outputs will be a list of lists. The outer list contains one entry per dataloader, while the inner list contains the individual outputs of each test step for that dataloader.

def test_epoch_end(self, outputs):
    final_value = 0
    for dataloader_outputs in outputs:
        for test_step_out in dataloader_outputs:
            # do something
            final_value += test_step_out

    self.log("final_metric", final_value)
test_step(batch, batch_idx)

Operates on a single batch of data from the test set. In this step you’d normally generate examples or calculate anything of interest such as accuracy.

# the pseudocode for these calls
test_outs = []
for test_batch in test_data:
    out = test_step(test_batch)
    test_outs.append(out)
test_epoch_end(test_outs)
Parameters
  • batch (Tensor | (Tensor, …) | [Tensor, …]) – The output of your DataLoader. A tensor, tuple or list.

  • batch_idx (int) – The index of this batch.

  • dataloader_idx (int) – The index of the dataloader that produced this batch (only if multiple test dataloaders used).

Returns

Any of.

  • Any object or value

  • None - Testing will skip to the next batch

# if you have one test dataloader:
def test_step(self, batch, batch_idx):
    ...


# if you have multiple test dataloaders:
def test_step(self, batch, batch_idx, dataloader_idx):
    ...

Examples:

# CASE 1: A single test dataset
def test_step(self, batch, batch_idx):
    x, y = batch

    # implement your own
    out = self(x)
    loss = self.loss(out, y)

    # log 6 example images
    # or generated text... or whatever
    sample_imgs = x[:6]
    grid = torchvision.utils.make_grid(sample_imgs)
    self.logger.experiment.add_image('example_images', grid, 0)

    # calculate acc
    labels_hat = torch.argmax(out, dim=1)
    test_acc = torch.sum(y == labels_hat).item() / (len(y) * 1.0)

    # log the outputs!
    self.log_dict({'test_loss': loss, 'test_acc': test_acc})

If you pass in multiple test dataloaders, test_step() will have an additional argument.

# CASE 2: multiple test dataloaders
def test_step(self, batch, batch_idx, dataloader_idx):
    # dataloader_idx tells you which dataset this is.
    ...

Note

If you don’t need to test you don’t need to implement this method.

Note

When the test_step() is called, the model has been put in eval mode and PyTorch gradients have been disabled. At the end of the test epoch, the model goes back to training mode and gradients are enabled.

training_epoch_end(outputs)

Called at the end of the training epoch with the outputs of all training steps. Use this in case you need to do something with all the outputs returned by training_step().

# the pseudocode for these calls
train_outs = []
for train_batch in train_data:
    out = training_step(train_batch)
    train_outs.append(out)
training_epoch_end(train_outs)
Parameters

outputs – List of outputs you defined in training_step(). If there are multiple optimizers, it is a list containing a list of outputs for each optimizer. If using truncated_bptt_steps > 1, each element is a list of outputs corresponding to the outputs of each processed split batch.

Returns

None

Note

If this method is not overridden, this won’t be called.

def training_epoch_end(self, training_step_outputs):
    # do something with all training_step outputs
    for out in training_step_outputs:
        ...
training_step(batch, batch_nb)

Here you compute and return the training loss and some additional metrics for e.g. the progress bar or logger.

Parameters
Returns

Any of.

  • Tensor - The loss tensor

  • dict - A dictionary. Can include any keys, but must include the key 'loss'

  • None - Training will skip to the next batch. This is only for automatic optimization.

    This is not supported for multi-GPU, TPU, IPU, or DeepSpeed.

In this step you’d normally do the forward pass and calculate the loss for a batch. You can also do fancier things like multiple forward passes or something model specific.

Example:

def training_step(self, batch, batch_idx):
    x, y, z = batch
    out = self.encoder(x)
    loss = self.loss(out, x)
    return loss

If you define multiple optimizers, this step will be called with an additional optimizer_idx parameter.

# Multiple optimizers (e.g.: GANs)
def training_step(self, batch, batch_idx, optimizer_idx):
    if optimizer_idx == 0:
        # do training_step with encoder
        ...
    if optimizer_idx == 1:
        # do training_step with decoder
        ...

If you add truncated back propagation through time you will also get an additional argument with the hidden states of the previous step.

# Truncated back-propagation through time
def training_step(self, batch, batch_idx, hiddens):
    # hiddens are the hidden states from the previous truncated backprop step
    out, hiddens = self.lstm(data, hiddens)
    loss = ...
    return {"loss": loss, "hiddens": hiddens}

Note

The loss value shown in the progress bar is smoothed (averaged) over the last values, so it differs from the actual loss returned in train/validation step.

validation_epoch_end(outputs)

Called at the end of the validation epoch with the outputs of all validation steps.

# the pseudocode for these calls
val_outs = []
for val_batch in val_data:
    out = validation_step(val_batch)
    val_outs.append(out)
validation_epoch_end(val_outs)
Parameters

outputs – List of outputs you defined in validation_step(), or if there are multiple dataloaders, a list containing a list of outputs for each dataloader.

Returns

None

Note

If you didn’t define a validation_step(), this won’t be called.

Examples

With a single dataloader:

def validation_epoch_end(self, val_step_outputs):
    for out in val_step_outputs:
        ...

With multiple dataloaders, outputs will be a list of lists. The outer list contains one entry per dataloader, while the inner list contains the individual outputs of each validation step for that dataloader.

def validation_epoch_end(self, outputs):
    for dataloader_output_result in outputs:
        dataloader_outs = dataloader_output_result.dataloader_i_outputs

    self.log("final_metric", final_value)
validation_step(batch, batch_idx)

Operates on a single batch of data from the validation set. In this step you’d might generate examples or calculate anything of interest like accuracy.

# the pseudocode for these calls
val_outs = []
for val_batch in val_data:
    out = validation_step(val_batch)
    val_outs.append(out)
validation_epoch_end(val_outs)
Parameters
  • batch (Tensor | (Tensor, …) | [Tensor, …]) – The output of your DataLoader. A tensor, tuple or list.

  • batch_idx (int) – The index of this batch

  • dataloader_idx (int) – The index of the dataloader that produced this batch (only if multiple val dataloaders used)

Returns

  • Any object or value

  • None - Validation will skip to the next batch

# pseudocode of order
val_outs = []
for val_batch in val_data:
    out = validation_step(val_batch)
    if defined("validation_step_end"):
        out = validation_step_end(out)
    val_outs.append(out)
val_outs = validation_epoch_end(val_outs)
# if you have one val dataloader:
def validation_step(self, batch, batch_idx):
    ...


# if you have multiple val dataloaders:
def validation_step(self, batch, batch_idx, dataloader_idx):
    ...

Examples:

# CASE 1: A single validation dataset
def validation_step(self, batch, batch_idx):
    x, y = batch

    # implement your own
    out = self(x)
    loss = self.loss(out, y)

    # log 6 example images
    # or generated text... or whatever
    sample_imgs = x[:6]
    grid = torchvision.utils.make_grid(sample_imgs)
    self.logger.experiment.add_image('example_images', grid, 0)

    # calculate acc
    labels_hat = torch.argmax(out, dim=1)
    val_acc = torch.sum(y == labels_hat).item() / (len(y) * 1.0)

    # log the outputs!
    self.log_dict({'val_loss': loss, 'val_acc': val_acc})

If you pass in multiple val dataloaders, validation_step() will have an additional argument.

# CASE 2: multiple validation dataloaders
def validation_step(self, batch, batch_idx, dataloader_idx):
    # dataloader_idx tells you which dataset this is.
    ...

Note

If you don’t need to validate you don’t need to implement this method.

Note

When the validation_step() is called, the model has been put in eval mode and PyTorch gradients have been disabled. At the end of validation, the model goes back to training mode and gradients are enabled.