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tensorboard_logger#

TensorBoard logger and its helper handlers.

Classes

GradsHistHandler

Helper handler to log model's gradients as histograms.

GradsScalarHandler

Helper handler to log model's gradients as scalars.

OptimizerParamsHandler

Helper handler to log optimizer parameters

OutputHandler

Helper handler to log engine's output, engine's state attributes and/or metrics

TensorboardLogger

TensorBoard handler to log metrics, model/optimizer parameters, gradients during the training and validation.

WeightsHistHandler

Helper handler to log model's weights as histograms.

WeightsScalarHandler

Helper handler to log model's weights as scalars.

class ignite.contrib.handlers.tensorboard_logger.GradsHistHandler(model, tag=None)[source]#

Helper handler to log model’s gradients as histograms.

Parameters
  • model (torch.nn.modules.module.Module) – model to log weights

  • tag (Optional[str]) – common title for all produced plots. For example, “generator”

Examples

from ignite.contrib.handlers.tensorboard_logger import *

# Create a logger
tb_logger = TensorboardLogger(log_dir="experiments/tb_logs")

# Attach the logger to the trainer to log model's weights norm after each iteration
tb_logger.attach(
    trainer,
    event_name=Events.ITERATION_COMPLETED,
    log_handler=GradsHistHandler(model)
)
class ignite.contrib.handlers.tensorboard_logger.GradsScalarHandler(model, reduction=<function norm>, tag=None)[source]#

Helper handler to log model’s gradients as scalars. Handler iterates over the gradients of named parameters of the model, applies reduction function to each parameter produce a scalar and then logs the scalar.

Parameters
  • model (torch.nn.modules.module.Module) – model to log weights

  • reduction (Callable) – function to reduce parameters into scalar

  • tag (Optional[str]) – common title for all produced plots. For example, “generator”

Examples

from ignite.contrib.handlers.tensorboard_logger import *

# Create a logger
tb_logger = TensorboardLogger(log_dir="experiments/tb_logs")

# Attach the logger to the trainer to log model's weights norm after each iteration
tb_logger.attach(
    trainer,
    event_name=Events.ITERATION_COMPLETED,
    log_handler=GradsScalarHandler(model, reduction=torch.norm)
)
class ignite.contrib.handlers.tensorboard_logger.OptimizerParamsHandler(optimizer, param_name='lr', tag=None)[source]#

Helper handler to log optimizer parameters

Parameters
  • optimizer (torch.optim.optimizer.Optimizer) – torch optimizer or any object with attribute param_groups as a sequence.

  • param_name (str) – parameter name

  • tag (Optional[str]) – common title for all produced plots. For example, “generator”

Examples

from ignite.contrib.handlers.tensorboard_logger import *

# Create a logger
tb_logger = TensorboardLogger(log_dir="experiments/tb_logs")

# Attach the logger to the trainer to log optimizer's parameters, e.g. learning rate at each iteration
tb_logger.attach(
    trainer,
    log_handler=OptimizerParamsHandler(optimizer),
    event_name=Events.ITERATION_STARTED
)
# or equivalently
tb_logger.attach_opt_params_handler(
    trainer,
    event_name=Events.ITERATION_STARTED,
    optimizer=optimizer
)
class ignite.contrib.handlers.tensorboard_logger.OutputHandler(tag, metric_names=None, output_transform=None, global_step_transform=None, state_attributes=None)[source]#

Helper handler to log engine’s output, engine’s state attributes and/or metrics

Parameters
  • tag (str) – common title for all produced plots. For example, “training”

  • metric_names (Optional[List[str]]) – list of metric names to plot or a string “all” to plot all available metrics.

  • output_transform (Optional[Callable]) – output transform function to prepare engine.state.output as a number. For example, output_transform = lambda output: output This function can also return a dictionary, e.g {“loss”: loss1, “another_loss”: loss2} to label the plot with corresponding keys.

  • global_step_transform (Optional[Callable]) – global step transform function to output a desired global step. Input of the function is (engine, event_name). Output of function should be an integer. Default is None, global_step based on attached engine. If provided, uses function output as global_step. To setup global step from another engine, please use global_step_from_engine().

  • state_attributes (Optional[List[str]]) – list of attributes of the trainer.state to plot.

Examples

from ignite.contrib.handlers.tensorboard_logger import *

# Create a logger
tb_logger = TensorboardLogger(log_dir="experiments/tb_logs")

# Attach the logger to the evaluator on the validation dataset and log NLL, Accuracy metrics after
# each epoch. We setup `global_step_transform=global_step_from_engine(trainer)` to take the epoch
# of the `trainer`:
tb_logger.attach(
    evaluator,
    log_handler=OutputHandler(
        tag="validation",
        metric_names=["nll", "accuracy"],
        global_step_transform=global_step_from_engine(trainer)
    ),
    event_name=Events.EPOCH_COMPLETED
)
# or equivalently
tb_logger.attach_output_handler(
    evaluator,
    event_name=Events.EPOCH_COMPLETED,
    tag="validation",
    metric_names=["nll", "accuracy"],
    global_step_transform=global_step_from_engine(trainer)
)

Another example, where model is evaluated every 500 iterations:

from ignite.contrib.handlers.tensorboard_logger import *

@trainer.on(Events.ITERATION_COMPLETED(every=500))
def evaluate(engine):
    evaluator.run(validation_set, max_epochs=1)

tb_logger = TensorboardLogger(log_dir="experiments/tb_logs")

def global_step_transform(*args, **kwargs):
    return trainer.state.iteration

# Attach the logger to the evaluator on the validation dataset and log NLL, Accuracy metrics after
# every 500 iterations. Since evaluator engine does not have access to the training iteration, we
# provide a global_step_transform to return the trainer.state.iteration for the global_step, each time
# evaluator metrics are plotted on Tensorboard.

tb_logger.attach_output_handler(
    evaluator,
    event_name=Events.EPOCH_COMPLETED,
    tag="validation",
    metrics=["nll", "accuracy"],
    global_step_transform=global_step_transform
)

Another example where the State Attributes trainer.state.alpha and trainer.state.beta are also logged along with the NLL and Accuracy after each iteration:

tb_logger.attach(
    trainer,
    log_handler=OutputHandler(
        tag="training",
        metric_names=["nll", "accuracy"],
        state_attributes=["alpha", "beta"],
    ),
    event_name=Events.ITERATION_COMPLETED
)

Example of global_step_transform:

def global_step_transform(engine, event_name):
    return engine.state.get_event_attrib_value(event_name)

Changed in version 0.4.7: accepts an optional list of state_attributes

class ignite.contrib.handlers.tensorboard_logger.TensorboardLogger(*args, **kwargs)[source]#

TensorBoard handler to log metrics, model/optimizer parameters, gradients during the training and validation.

By default, this class favors tensorboardX package if installed:

pip install tensorboardX

otherwise, it falls back to using PyTorch’s SummaryWriter (>=v1.2.0).

Parameters
  • args (Any) – Positional arguments accepted from SummaryWriter.

  • kwargs (Any) –

    Keyword arguments accepted from SummaryWriter. For example, log_dir to setup path to the directory where to log.

Examples

from ignite.contrib.handlers.tensorboard_logger import *

# Create a logger
tb_logger = TensorboardLogger(log_dir="experiments/tb_logs")

# Attach the logger to the trainer to log training loss at each iteration
tb_logger.attach_output_handler(
    trainer,
    event_name=Events.ITERATION_COMPLETED,
    tag="training",
    output_transform=lambda loss: {"loss": loss}
)

# Attach the logger to the evaluator on the training dataset and log NLL, Accuracy metrics after each epoch
# We setup `global_step_transform=global_step_from_engine(trainer)` to take the epoch
# of the `trainer` instead of `train_evaluator`.
tb_logger.attach_output_handler(
    train_evaluator,
    event_name=Events.EPOCH_COMPLETED,
    tag="training",
    metric_names=["nll", "accuracy"],
    global_step_transform=global_step_from_engine(trainer),
)

# Attach the logger to the evaluator on the validation dataset and log NLL, Accuracy metrics after
# each epoch. We setup `global_step_transform=global_step_from_engine(trainer)` to take the epoch of the
# `trainer` instead of `evaluator`.
tb_logger.attach_output_handler(
    evaluator,
    event_name=Events.EPOCH_COMPLETED,
    tag="validation",
    metric_names=["nll", "accuracy"],
    global_step_transform=global_step_from_engine(trainer)),
)

# Attach the logger to the trainer to log optimizer's parameters, e.g. learning rate at each iteration
tb_logger.attach_opt_params_handler(
    trainer,
    event_name=Events.ITERATION_STARTED,
    optimizer=optimizer,
    param_name='lr'  # optional
)

# Attach the logger to the trainer to log model's weights norm after each iteration
tb_logger.attach(
    trainer,
    event_name=Events.ITERATION_COMPLETED,
    log_handler=WeightsScalarHandler(model)
)

# Attach the logger to the trainer to log model's weights as a histogram after each epoch
tb_logger.attach(
    trainer,
    event_name=Events.EPOCH_COMPLETED,
    log_handler=WeightsHistHandler(model)
)

# Attach the logger to the trainer to log model's gradients norm after each iteration
tb_logger.attach(
    trainer,
    event_name=Events.ITERATION_COMPLETED,
    log_handler=GradsScalarHandler(model)
)

# Attach the logger to the trainer to log model's gradients as a histogram after each epoch
tb_logger.attach(
    trainer,
    event_name=Events.EPOCH_COMPLETED,
    log_handler=GradsHistHandler(model)
)

# We need to close the logger when we are done
tb_logger.close()

It is also possible to use the logger as context manager:

from ignite.contrib.handlers.tensorboard_logger import *

with TensorboardLogger(log_dir="experiments/tb_logs") as tb_logger:

    trainer = Engine(update_fn)
    # Attach the logger to the trainer to log training loss at each iteration
    tb_logger.attach_output_handler(
        trainer,
        event_name=Events.ITERATION_COMPLETED,
        tag="training",
        output_transform=lambda loss: {"loss": loss}
    )
class ignite.contrib.handlers.tensorboard_logger.WeightsHistHandler(model, tag=None)[source]#

Helper handler to log model’s weights as histograms.

Parameters
  • model (torch.nn.modules.module.Module) – model to log weights

  • tag (Optional[str]) – common title for all produced plots. For example, “generator”

Examples

from ignite.contrib.handlers.tensorboard_logger import *

# Create a logger
tb_logger = TensorboardLogger(log_dir="experiments/tb_logs")

# Attach the logger to the trainer to log model's weights norm after each iteration
tb_logger.attach(
    trainer,
    event_name=Events.ITERATION_COMPLETED,
    log_handler=WeightsHistHandler(model)
)
class ignite.contrib.handlers.tensorboard_logger.WeightsScalarHandler(model, reduction=<function norm>, tag=None)[source]#

Helper handler to log model’s weights as scalars. Handler iterates over named parameters of the model, applies reduction function to each parameter produce a scalar and then logs the scalar.

Parameters
  • model (torch.nn.modules.module.Module) – model to log weights

  • reduction (Callable) – function to reduce parameters into scalar

  • tag (Optional[str]) – common title for all produced plots. For example, “generator”

Examples

from ignite.contrib.handlers.tensorboard_logger import *

# Create a logger
tb_logger = TensorboardLogger(log_dir="experiments/tb_logs")

# Attach the logger to the trainer to log model's weights norm after each iteration
tb_logger.attach(
    trainer,
    event_name=Events.ITERATION_COMPLETED,
    log_handler=WeightsScalarHandler(model, reduction=torch.norm)
)
ignite.contrib.handlers.tensorboard_logger.global_step_from_engine(engine, custom_event_name=None)[source]#

Helper method to setup global_step_transform function using another engine. This can be helpful for logging trainer epoch/iteration while output handler is attached to an evaluator.

Parameters
Returns

global step based on provided engine

Return type

Callable