TensorFlow in 5 Minutes (tutorial)

Hello world it’s Siraj the most popular
machine learning library in the world right now is Google’s tensorflow
we’re going to use it to build a classifier that can look at an image of
a handwritten digit and classify what digit it is in under 40 lines of code
basic is she pretty much every single Google product uses machine learning in
some way whether it’s image search image captioning translation recommendations
Google needs machine learning to take advantage of their godlike data sets to
give users the dopest experience there are three different crowds that use
machine learning researchers data scientists and wizards
I mean developers ideally they can all use the same tool set to collaborate
with each other and improve their efficiency tensorflow was a solution
they created to help solve this problem Google doesn’t just have a lot of data
they have the world’s largest computer so the library was built to scale it was
made to run on multiple CPUs or GPUs and even mobile operating systems and it has
several wrappers in several languages my favorite one is Python objective-c you
broke my heart we have to install tensorflow first we’re going to use pip
the Python package manager to install it once we have pip we can create an
environment variable that points to the download URL for tensorflow
once we set the environment variable we can download tensorflow via pip install
with the upgrade flag in the name of our environment variable dope now that we
have our dependencies installed let’s get to the code we’ll start off by
importing our handwritten digit data set the input data class is a standard
Python class I’ve download the data set splits it into training and testing data
and formats it for our use later on and of course we’ll import tensorflow
now we can set our hyper parameters or tuning knobs for our model the first one
is the learning rate which defines how fast we want to update our weights if
the learning rate is too big our model might skip the optimal solution if it’s
too small we might need too many iterations to converge on the best
results so we’ll set it to 0.01 because it’s a known decent learning rate for
this problem definitely faster than little wayne’s now we want to create our
model in tensorflow a model is represented as a data flow graph the
graph contains a set of nodes called operations these are units of
computation they can be as simple as addition or multiplication and can be
complicated at some multivariate equation each operation takes in as
input a tensor and outputs a tensor as well a tensor is how data is represented
in tensor flow they are multi-dimensional arrays of numbers and
they flow between operations hence the name tensor flow it all makes sense
we’ll start by building our model by creating two operations both our
placeholder operations a placeholder is just a variable that we will assign data
to at a later date it’s never initialized and contains no data well
define the type and shape of our data as the parameters the input images X will
be represented by a 2d tensor of numbers 784 is a dimensionality of a single
flattened MN IST image finding an image means converting a 2d array to a 1d
array by unstacking the rows in lining them up this is more efficient
formatting the output class is why will consist of a 2d tensor as well where
each row is a one hot 10 dimensional vector showing which digit class the
corresponding MN is T image belongs to then we’ll define our weights W and
biases B for our model the weights are the probabilities that affect how data
flows in the graph and they will be updated continuously during training so
that our results get closer and closer to the right solution the bias lets a
shift our regression line to better fit the data well then create a named scope
scopes help us organize nodes in the graph visualizer called tensor board
which will view at the end will create three scopes in the first scope we’ll
implement our model logistic regression by matrix multiplying the input images X
by the weight matrix W and adding the bias B well then create summary
operations to help us later visualize the distribution of our weights and
biases in the second scope will create our cost function the cost function
helps us minimize our error during training and we’ll use the popular
cross-entropy function as it then we’ll create a scalar summary to monitor it
during training so we can visualize it later our last scope is called Train and
it will create our optimization function that makes our model improve during
training we’ll use the popular gradient descent algorithm which takes our
learning rate as a parameter for pacing and our cost function as a parameter to
help minimize the error now that we have our graph built will initialize all of
our variables then we’ll merge all of our summaries into a single operator
because we are extremely lazy now we’re ready to launch our graph by
initializing a session which lets us execute our data flow graph well then
set our summary write or folder location which will later load data
to visualize in tensor board training time let’s set our for loop for our
specified number of iterations and initialize our average cost which will
print out every so often to make sure our model is improving during training
we’ll compute our batch size and start training over each example in our
training data next we’ll fit our model using the batch data in the gradient
descent algorithm for back propagation we’ll compute the average loss and write
logs for each iteration via the summary writer for each display step we’ll
display error logs to terminal that’s it for training we can then test the model
by comparing our model values to our output values will calculate the
accuracy and print it out for test data the accuracy gets better with training
and once we’ve trained and tested our model it’ll be able to classify novel MN
is T digits pretty well we can then visualize our graph in tensor board yo
pretty colors and stuff in our browser we’ll be able to view the output of our
cost function over time under the events tab under histograms we’ll be able to
see the variance in our biases and weights over time under graphs we can
view the actual graph we created as well as the variables for weights and bias we
can see the flow of tensors in the form of edges connecting our nodes or
operations we can see each of the three scopes we named in our code earlier and
by double clicking on each we can see a more detailed view of how tensors are
flowing through each lots of cool links in the description and please hit that
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