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DOWNHILL

The downhill package provides algorithms for minimizing scalar loss functions that are defined using Theano.

Several optimization algorithms are included:

All algorithms permit the use of regular or Nesterov-style momentum as well.

Quick Start: Matrix Factorization

Let’s say you have 100 samples of 1000-dimensional data, and you want to represent your data as 100 coefficients in a 10-dimensional basis. This is pretty straightforward to model using Theano: you can use a matrix multiplication as the data model, a squared-error term for optimization, and a sparse regularizer to encourage small coefficient values.

Once you have constructed an expression for the loss, you can optimize it with a single call to downhill.minimize:

import climate
import downhill
import numpy as np
import theano
import theano.tensor as TT

climate.enable_default_logging()

def rand(a, b): return np.random.randn(a, b).astype('f')

A, B, K = 20, 5, 3

# Set up a matrix factorization problem to optimize.
u = theano.shared(rand(A, K), name='u')
v = theano.shared(rand(K, B), name='v')
e = TT.sqr(TT.matrix() - TT.dot(u, v))

# Minimize the regularized loss with respect to a data matrix.
y = np.dot(rand(A, K), rand(K, B)) + rand(A, B)

downhill.minimize(
    loss=e.mean() + abs(u).mean() + (v * v).mean(),
    train=[y],
    patience=0,
    batch_size=A,                 # Process y as a single batch.
    max_gradient_norm=1,          # Prevent gradient explosion!
    learning_rate=0.1,
    monitors=(('err', e.mean()),  # Monitor during optimization.
              ('|u|<0.1', (abs(u) < 0.1).mean()),
              ('|v|<0.1', (abs(v) < 0.1).mean())),
    monitor_gradients=True)

# Print out the optimized coefficients u and basis v.
print('u =', u.get_value())
print('v =', v.get_value())
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