torch.empty_strided(size, stride, *, dtype=None, layout=None, device=None, requires_grad=False, pin_memory=False)Tensor

Returns a tensor filled with uninitialized data. The shape and strides of the tensor is defined by the variable argument size and stride respectively. torch.empty_strided(size, stride) is equivalent to torch.empty(size).as_strided(size, stride).


More than one element of the created tensor may refer to a single memory location. As a result, in-place operations (especially ones that are vectorized) may result in incorrect behavior. If you need to write to the tensors, please clone them first.

  • size (tuple of python:ints) – the shape of the output tensor

  • stride (tuple of python:ints) – the strides of the output tensor

Keyword Arguments
  • dtype (torch.dtype, optional) – the desired data type of returned tensor. Default: if None, uses a global default (see torch.set_default_tensor_type()).

  • layout (torch.layout, optional) – the desired layout of returned Tensor. Default: torch.strided.

  • device (torch.device, optional) – the desired device of returned tensor. Default: if None, uses the current device for the default tensor type (see torch.set_default_tensor_type()). device will be the CPU for CPU tensor types and the current CUDA device for CUDA tensor types.

  • requires_grad (bool, optional) – If autograd should record operations on the returned tensor. Default: False.

  • pin_memory (bool, optional) – If set, returned tensor would be allocated in the pinned memory. Works only for CPU tensors. Default: False.


>>> a = torch.empty_strided((2, 3), (1, 2))
>>> a
tensor([[8.9683e-44, 4.4842e-44, 5.1239e+07],
        [0.0000e+00, 0.0000e+00, 3.0705e-41]])
>>> a.stride()
(1, 2)
>>> a.size()
torch.Size([2, 3])


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