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Elegy is a framework-agnostic Trainer interface for the Jax ecosystem.

Main Features

  • Easy-to-use: Elegy provides a Keras-like high-level API that makes it very easy to do common tasks.
  • Flexible: Elegy provides a functional Pytorch Lightning-like low-level API that provides maximal flexibility when needed.
  • Agnostic: Elegy supports a variety of frameworks including Flax, Haiku, and Optax on the high-level API, and it is 100% framework-agnostic on the low-level API.
  • Compatible: Elegy can consume a wide variety of common data sources including TensorFlow Datasets, Pytorch DataLoaders, Python generators, and Numpy pytrees.

For more information take a look at the Documentation.

Installation

Install Elegy using pip:

pip install elegy

For Windows users we recommend the Windows subsystem for linux 2 WSL2 since jax does not support it yet.

Quick Start: High-level API

Elegy's high-level API provides a very simple interface you can use by implementing following steps:

1. Define the architecture inside a Module. We will use Flax Linen for this example:

import flax.linen as nn
import jax

class MLP(nn.Module):
    @nn.compact
    def call(self, x):
        x = nn.Dense(300)(x)
        x = jax.nn.relu(x)
        x = nn.Dense(10)(x)
        return x

2. Create a Model from this module and specify additional things like losses, metrics, and optimizers:

import elegy, optax

model = elegy.Model(
    module=MLP(),
    loss=[
        elegy.losses.SparseCategoricalCrossentropy(from_logits=True),
        elegy.regularizers.GlobalL2(l=1e-5),
    ],
    metrics=elegy.metrics.SparseCategoricalAccuracy(),
    optimizer=optax.rmsprop(1e-3),
)

3. Train the model using the fit method:

model.fit(
    x=X_train,
    y=y_train,
    epochs=100,
    steps_per_epoch=200,
    batch_size=64,
    validation_data=(X_test, y_test),
    shuffle=True,
    callbacks=[elegy.callbacks.TensorBoard("summaries")]
)

Quick Start: Low-level API

In Elegy's low-level API lets you define exactly what goes on during training, testing, and inference. Lets define the test_step to implement a linear classifier in pure jax:

1. Calculate our loss, logs, and states:

class LinearClassifier(elegy.Model):
    # request parameters by name via depending injection.
    # names: x, y_true, sample_weight, class_weight, states, initializing
    def test_step(
        self,
        x, # inputs
        y_true, # labels
        states: elegy.States, # model state
        initializing: bool, # if True we should initialize our parameters
    ):  
        rng: elegy.RNGSeq = states.rng
        # flatten + scale
        x = jnp.reshape(x, (x.shape[0], -1)) / 255
        # initialize or use existing parameters
        if initializing:
            w = jax.random.uniform(
                rng.next(), shape=[np.prod(x.shape[1:]), 10]
            )
            b = jax.random.uniform(rng.next(), shape=[1])
        else:
            w, b = states.net_params
        # model
        logits = jnp.dot(x, w) + b
        # categorical crossentropy loss
        labels = jax.nn.one_hot(y_true, 10)
        loss = jnp.mean(-jnp.sum(labels * jax.nn.log_softmax(logits), axis=-1))
        accuracy=jnp.mean(jnp.argmax(logits, axis=-1) == y_true)
        # metrics
        logs = dict(
            accuracy=accuracy,
            loss=loss,
        )
        return loss, logs, states.update(net_params=(w, b))

2. Instantiate our LinearClassifier with an optimizer:

model = LinearClassifier(
    optimizer=optax.rmsprop(1e-3),
)

3. Train the model using the fit method:

model.fit(
    x=X_train,
    y=y_train,
    epochs=100,
    steps_per_epoch=200,
    batch_size=64,
    validation_data=(X_test, y_test),
    shuffle=True,
    callbacks=[elegy.callbacks.TensorBoard("summaries")]
)

Using Jax Frameworks

It is straightforward to integrate other functional JAX libraries with this low-level API:

class LinearClassifier(elegy.Model):
    def test_step(
        self, x, y_true, states: elegy.States, initializing: bool
    ):
        rng: elegy.RNGSeq = states.rng
        x = jnp.reshape(x, (x.shape[0], -1)) / 255
        if initializing:
            logits, variables = self.module.init_with_output(
                {"params": rng.next(), "dropout": rng.next()}, x
            )
        else:
            variables = dict(params=states.net_params, **states.net_states)
            logits, variables = self.module.apply(
                variables, x, rngs={"dropout": rng.next()}, mutable=True
            )
        net_states, net_params = variables.pop("params")

        labels = jax.nn.one_hot(y_true, 10)
        loss = jnp.mean(-jnp.sum(labels * jax.nn.log_softmax(logits), axis=-1))
        accuracy = jnp.mean(jnp.argmax(logits, axis=-1) == y_true)

        logs = dict(accuracy=accuracy, loss=loss)
        return loss, logs, states.update(net_params=net_params, net_states=net_states)

More Info

Examples

To run the examples first install some required packages:

pip install -r examples/requirements.txt

Now run the example:

python examples/flax_mnist_vae.py 

Contributing

Deep Learning is evolving at an incredible pace, there is so much to do and so few hands. If you wish to contribute anything from a loss or metric to a new awesome feature for Elegy just open an issue or send a PR! For more information check out our Contributing Guide.

About Us

We are some friends passionate about ML.

License

Apache

Citing Elegy

To cite this project:

BibTeX

@software{elegy2020repository,
author = {PoetsAI},
title = {Elegy: A framework-agnostic Trainer interface for the Jax ecosystem},
url = {https://github.com/poets-ai/elegy},
version = {0.7.2},
year = {2020},
}

Where the current version may be retrieved either from the Release tag or the file elegy/__init__.py and the year corresponds to the project's release year.