forward(ctx, *args, **kwargs)¶
Performs the operation.
This function is to be overridden by all subclasses.
It must accept a context ctx as the first argument, followed by any number of arguments (tensors or other types).
The context can be used to store arbitrary data that can be then retrieved during the backward pass. Tensors should not be stored directly on ctx (though this is not currently enforced for backward compatibility). Instead, tensors should be saved either with
ctx.save_for_backward()if they are intended to be used in
ctx.save_for_forward()if they are intended to be used for in