Identity¶

class torch.nn.utils.prune.Identity[source]

Utility pruning method that does not prune any units but generates the pruning parametrization with a mask of ones.

classmethod apply(module, name)[source]

Adds the forward pre-hook that enables pruning on the fly and the reparametrization of a tensor in terms of the original tensor and the pruning mask.

Parameters
• module (nn.Module) – module containing the tensor to prune

• name (str) – parameter name within module on which pruning will act.

apply_mask(module)

Simply handles the multiplication between the parameter being pruned and the generated mask. Fetches the mask and the original tensor from the module and returns the pruned version of the tensor.

Parameters

module (nn.Module) – module containing the tensor to prune

Returns

pruned version of the input tensor

Return type

pruned_tensor (torch.Tensor)

prune(t, default_mask=None)

Computes and returns a pruned version of input tensor t according to the pruning rule specified in compute_mask().

Parameters
• t (torch.Tensor) – tensor to prune (of same dimensions as default_mask).

• default_mask (torch.Tensor, optional) – mask from previous pruning iteration, if any. To be considered when determining what portion of the tensor that pruning should act on. If None, default to a mask of ones.

Returns

pruned version of tensor t.

remove(module)

Removes the pruning reparameterization from a module. The pruned parameter named name remains permanently pruned, and the parameter named name+'_orig' is removed from the parameter list. Similarly, the buffer named name+'_mask' is removed from the buffers.

Note

Pruning itself is NOT undone or reversed!