PyTorch: Custom nn Modules

A third order polynomial, trained to predict \(y=\sin(x)\) from \(-\pi\) to \(\pi\) by minimizing squared Euclidean distance.

This implementation defines the model as a custom Module subclass. Whenever you want a model more complex than a simple sequence of existing Modules you will need to define your model this way.

import torch
import math

class Polynomial3(torch.nn.Module):
    def __init__(self):
        In the constructor we instantiate four parameters and assign them as
        member parameters.
        self.a = torch.nn.Parameter(torch.randn(()))
        self.b = torch.nn.Parameter(torch.randn(()))
        self.c = torch.nn.Parameter(torch.randn(()))
        self.d = torch.nn.Parameter(torch.randn(()))

    def forward(self, x):
        In the forward function we accept a Tensor of input data and we must return
        a Tensor of output data. We can use Modules defined in the constructor as
        well as arbitrary operators on Tensors.
        return self.a + self.b * x + self.c * x ** 2 + self.d * x ** 3

    def string(self):
        Just like any class in Python, you can also define custom method on PyTorch modules
        return f'y = {self.a.item()} + {self.b.item()} x + {self.c.item()} x^2 + {self.d.item()} x^3'

# Create Tensors to hold input and outputs.
x = torch.linspace(-math.pi, math.pi, 2000)
y = torch.sin(x)

# Construct our model by instantiating the class defined above
model = Polynomial3()

# Construct our loss function and an Optimizer. The call to model.parameters()
# in the SGD constructor will contain the learnable parameters (defined
# with torch.nn.Parameter) which are members of the model.
criterion = torch.nn.MSELoss(reduction='sum')
optimizer = torch.optim.SGD(model.parameters(), lr=1e-6)
for t in range(2000):
    # Forward pass: Compute predicted y by passing x to the model
    y_pred = model(x)

    # Compute and print loss
    loss = criterion(y_pred, y)
    if t % 100 == 99:
        print(t, loss.item())

    # Zero gradients, perform a backward pass, and update the weights.

print(f'Result: {model.string()}')

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 0.000 seconds)

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