Intro to TensorFlow

Deep Learning

R Interfaces to TensorFlow

Supporting Tools

Learning More

Intro to TensorFlow

Deep Learning

R Interfaces to TensorFlow

Supporting Tools

Learning More

- Originally developed by researchers and engineers working on the Google Brain Team for the purposes of conducting machine learning and deep neural networks research.
- Open source software (Apache v2.0 license)
- Hardware independent
- CPU (via Eigen and BLAS)
- GPU (via CUDA and cuDNN)
- TPU (Tensor Processing Unit)

- Supports automatic differentiation
- Distributed execution and large datasets

- A new general purpose numerical computing library!
- Hardware independent
- Distributed execution
- Large datasets
- Automatic differentiation

Very general built-in optimization algorithms (SGD, Adam) that don't require that all data is in RAM

Robust foundation for machine learning and deep learning applications

TensorFlow models can be deployed with a low-latency C++ runtime

R has a lot to offer as an

*interface language*for TensorFlow

Tensors

Data flow

Runtime execution

Some example uses

Dimension | R object |
---|---|

0D | `42` |

1D | `c(42, 42, 42)` |

2D | `matrix(42, nrow = 2, ncol = 2)` |

3D | `array(42, dim = c(2,3,2))` |

4D | `array(42, dim = c(2,3,2,3))` |

Data | Tensor |
---|---|

Vector data | 2D tensors of shape `(samples, features)` |

Timeseries data | 3D tensors of shape `(samples, timesteps, features)` |

Images | 4D tensors of shape `(samples, height, width, channels)` |

Video | 5D tensors of shape `(samples, frames, height, width, channels)` |

Note that `samples`

is always the first dimension

head(data.matrix(iris), n = 10)

Sepal.Length Sepal.Width Petal.Length Petal.Width Species [1,] 5.1 3.5 1.4 0.2 1 [2,] 4.9 3.0 1.4 0.2 1 [3,] 4.7 3.2 1.3 0.2 1 [4,] 4.6 3.1 1.5 0.2 1 [5,] 5.0 3.6 1.4 0.2 1 [6,] 5.4 3.9 1.7 0.4 1 [7,] 4.6 3.4 1.4 0.3 1 [8,] 5.0 3.4 1.5 0.2 1 [9,] 4.4 2.9 1.4 0.2 1 [10,] 4.9 3.1 1.5 0.1 1