Source code for torch.nn.parameter

from torch.autograd import Variable


[docs]class Parameter(Variable): """A kind of Variable that is to be considered a module parameter. Parameters are :class:`~torch.autograd.Variable` subclasses, that have a very special property when used with :class:`Module` s - when they're assigned as Module attributes they are automatically added to the list of its parameters, and will appear e.g. in :meth:`~Module.parameters` iterator. Assigning a Variable doesn't have such effect. This is because one might want to cache some temporary state, like last hidden state of the RNN, in the model. If there was no such class as :class:`Parameter`, these temporaries would get registered too. Another difference is that parameters can't be volatile and that they require gradient by default. Arguments: data (Tensor): parameter tensor. requires_grad (bool, optional): if the parameter requires gradient. See :ref:`excluding-subgraphs` for more details. """ def __new__(cls, data=None, requires_grad=True): return super(Parameter, cls).__new__(cls, data, requires_grad=requires_grad) def __repr__(self): return 'Parameter containing:' + self.data.__repr__()