# torch.nn.functional.silu¶

torch.nn.functional.silu(input, inplace=False)[source]

Applies the Sigmoid Linear Unit (SiLU) function, element-wise. The SiLU function is also known as the swish function.

$\text{silu}(x) = x * \sigma(x), \text{where } \sigma(x) \text{ is the logistic sigmoid.}$

Note

See Gaussian Error Linear Units (GELUs) where the SiLU (Sigmoid Linear Unit) was originally coined, and see Sigmoid-Weighted Linear Units for Neural Network Function Approximation in Reinforcement Learning and Swish: a Self-Gated Activation Function where the SiLU was experimented with later.

See SiLU for more details.